A loan of $3,000 helped purchasing of seeds, fertilizer, fuels and lubricants.

Nosir's story

H. Nosir has spent several years in the business of agriculture. He grows potatoes and wheat on his 3.5-hectare land. At the same time he raises cattle and sheep at his house. Nosir has a friendly family who always try to help each other. It is important to stress that he is a man whose responsibility is to provide for his family by giving them all that is necessary for their development.

Today Nosir needs a loan to provide technological assistance to his crops. He confidently awaits the approval of this loan knowing that it will be of great use in his business and that his family will greatly benefit. With part of the loan he will also purchase sheep to increase the head of his animals. The loan will greatly improve Nosir’s income and his family's living standards and for that he says a sincere thank you!

More about Tajikistan

Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its rich history, which includes being a key post along the Silk Road and being the location of the end of the rule of Alexander the Great. It is also known for 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, filled with epic mountain passes, is home to communities that still speak the ancient Sogdian language, and boasts a civilization that dates back to the fourth millennium BC. 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 percent of the country is mountainous and only 7 percent 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.

More about IMON International

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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