A loan of $2,400 helped to buy seeds and mineral fertilizer.

Savri's story

Savri is a woman with much courage who strives to provide her three children with food and education, as well as keep them healthy and give them a sense of well-being. She goes to the fields every day, where she grows potatoes, wheat and maize. She was taught farming techniques by her parents as a child, and the nature of her work and her eagerness to get ahead in life motivate her every day. Consequently, her farm products are consistently of high quality. Savri needs your support, through this loan, to invest in high-quality seeds and fertilizer and improve her harvest. This is why she requires a loan of $2,400 for 12 months. Let's support this effort by a mother who wants the best for her children.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International

Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its rich history, which includes a key post along the Silk Road; Alexander the Great's rule; and many famous thinkers, philosophers, scientists and poets, including 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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