A loan of $800 helped purchase more cattle in order to expand the business and improve the living conditions of the family.

Komil's story

I. Komil is a 49-year-old married man who owns a small farm. He is hard-working and has fought to provide for his family and to educate his children, who today are working adults, thanks to his example. Komil runs a business of raising and selling cattle. He has 15 years of experience in this field. Since cattle raising and selling is a profitable business, Komil has become a very successful businessman in a short time. He works very hard and spends all his time with his animals, cleaning, feeding and pasturing them. Now Komil wants to expand his business and buy more cattle, so he applied for a loan of $800. Komil thanks all lenders for their support.

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, 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.

However, 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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