Avazaga is 55 years old and an internally displaced person from the Fuzuli region. For the past 15 years he has lived in Baku with his wife and two sons, aged 15 and 20. Avazaga has been a dentist for the past 18 years. His father was also a dentist and Avazaga trained with him after he graduated from medical school. His oldest son is also studying dentistry.
Avazaga is seeking a loan of 2000 AZN to by new dental tools because his current tools are outdated. He wants to make his clients happy with the quality of his work.
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