Balabeyim Baylar Giz
Since 2000, Balabeyim has supported her family by working as a cook in her small business. Actually, she is a very communicative person who loves people and accepts them as they are. In her view, cooking is some kind of art which reflects the feelings and mood of a cook. She likes international cousine but national dishes such as dolma, plov, khingal are her favorite ones.
Now, she needs a loan of $600 to further develop her business, to buy new kitchen appliances, to increse her incomes via diversifying the menu and attracting more clients.
About KomakKomak 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.
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