A loan of $1,000 helped purchasing young cattle in order to expand the business and to improve the living conditions of the family.

Mairam's story

Mairam K. is a mother with a great desire to get ahead in life. Her great spirit, strong will and hard work have allowed her to improve her quality of life and that of her family. For the past 10 years, this persevering lady has been working very hard raising and selling cattle. With the income she generates, she provides a better quality of life for her children, who are her greatest joy for her. She asks for a $1000 USD loan with the term of 12 months in order to buy more young cattle to later sell when they are fully grown. With this investment, Mairam will be able to substantially grow her earnings and improve her quality of life. Let’s support this dedicated mother's proposal.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International:

Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its rich history, which includes a key post along the Silk Road and the end of Alexander the Great's rule. Its history also includes famous great thinkers, philosophers, scientists and poets such 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 lives 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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