Sona (her husband is pictured) was born in 1952. She is an internally displaced person (IDP) from the occupied territory of Azerbaijan, Fizuli region. She is settled in the Kayidish village, built for IDPs. This family has been in the farming business for 10 years. Now they need a loan of 2000 AZN to buy seedlings, fertilizer and pesticides for improving their farming business. They have 2 children.
Komak means “help” in Azerbaijani. As of its creation in 1999, Komak has kept true to its name by helping thousands of Internally Displaced Persons, refugees and the economically disadvantaged by providing these groups with sustainable credit services. As of 2010 Komak’s $2.5 million portfolio serves 1513 clients, 81% of whom are IDPs, and 40% of borrowers are women. In 2009, Komak was cited in a report by the United Nations General Assembly as one of Azerbaijan's prominent forces in restoring the local economy by enabling small and medium enterprises with credit. For more on Komak, please join our lending team, Friends of Komak Credit Union.