Agyun is 26 years old and lives in Baku with her mother and 13 year-old brother. She is not married. As her mother is sick and cannot work, Agyun is the sole provider for her family. Her job is selling shoes in a small store. She has been doing it for the past 5 years. Agyun is seeking a loan of 2000 AZN to buy wedding shoes and purses to resell in her shop, since summer in Azerbaijan is a popular season for weddings.
In the future, Agyun hopes to design shoes of her own as she really enjoys drawing and designing different styles of shoes on paper.
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