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Ashrab

Tajikistan
Pendjikent, Tajikistan / Animal Sales

A loan of $500 helped purchase young cattle.


Ashrab's story

S. Ashrab has been in the cattle-raising business since 2003. He has been able to support his family and his two grown children. All of his children are married and have their own families. Ashrab is requesting this loan in order to purchase more cows to increase his cattle inventory. He is aided by his wife who works with him in taking care of the cattle. His dream is to increase his current inventory so as to improve his family's living standards.

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



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: March 16, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: March 16, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"