A loan of $600 helped purchasing cattle in order to expand the business.

Khonbobo's story

K. Khonbobo is 34 years old. He is married and has 3 children. Khonbobo is very diligent and hard-working man. Using his car, he has been providing taxi services for five years. In addition, he also sells farm animals. He buys young calves, feeds them for 2-3 month and then sells them at the markets. This business is a decent source of income for Khonbobo and his family. Moreover, Khonbobo sells cows to butchers who provide the city's markets with valuable fresh meat at affordable prices. The client plans to use the loan in order to purchase more young cattle and fodder for them. He plans to repay the loan within 12 months. With your support, Khonbobo will continue to progress.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International

Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its rich history, which includes a key post along the Silk Road; the end of Alexander the Great's rule; and its famous great thinkers, philosophers, scientists and poets as Rudaki, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Firdousi, Omar Haiyam, Jomi, Mavlavi Rumi and many others. The country is home to communities that still speak the ancient Sogdian language, epic mountain passes, and a civilization that dates back to the 4th millennium BC. And, even today, it is a complex mixture of the Islamic faith, Soviet culture, New West culture and Central Asian traditions.

But Tajikistan is also the poorest of the former Soviet republics. The civil war, which ignited soon after its independence from the U.S.S.R., further damaged the already weak economy. In addition, 93% of the country is mountainous and only 7% of the land is arable. These conditions have resulted in high levels of unemployment and have forced hundreds of thousands to seek work in other countries, mainly Russia. While the people of Tajikistan are working to improve its agricultural production and manufacturing sector, nearly two-thirds of the population still live in abject poverty.

IMON's History

Since December 2007, IMON International has worked closely with Kiva and Kiva lenders to ensure that poor and low income clients represent a viable business proposition. Funds raised through Kiva have already been distributed to thousands of IMON International's clients and will continue to provide thousands more with permanent access to the varied financial services they need. To learn more about IMON International's work, please visit: www.imon.tj

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