Sanubar H. was born in 1962. She is a married woman with one child. Sanubar and her family live in Absheron region. Sanubar has had a bakery for 10 years.
In this picture, you can see Sanubar creating the traditional national sweets for the "Novruz" holiday including "shekerbura" (sweet pastry filled with nuts and sugar) and "pakhlava" (baklava). (Novruz is a feast of spring and the coming of the New Year). These two sweets are special to Novruz and the rest of the year she bakes cakes and other sweets. Sanubar is asking for a loan of 2,000 AZN to buy butter and other ingredients for baking cakes, shekerbura, pakhlava, "qogal" (a sweet roll), etc. in order to improve her business.
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