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Total loan: $800
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Fotima


A loan of $800 helped purchasing seeds and mineral fertilizer.


Fotima's story

Fotima is a very hard-working and diligent woman who takes pains to maintain the economic stability within her home. She plants potatoes, corn, and wheat in her fertile crop lands. Although many times the losses from climatic changes have been substantial, she perseveres in her work because there are also very good times. Fotima would like to acquire a larger quantity of chemical and natural fertilizers to raise the quality of her products.

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; and its 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. Even today, it is a complex mixture of the Islamic faith, Soviet culture, New West culture and Central Asian traditions.

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



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: March 5, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: March 5, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"