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Gulsanam
Gulsanam is 57 years old and a married woman with four children. She is an Internally Displaced Person and lives in Bilasuvar IDP Settlement. Gulsenem has been breeding cattle and milk cows for 20 years. She was a housewife and her husband is on a pension.

Gulsenem usually buys small calves, raises and fattens them for 5-6 months and then resells them for a more profitable price in the livestock bazaar. Her monthly income is 130 AZN and this business is only one source of financial income in her family. Meat is in very high demand in Azerbaijan and people use it in everyday dishes like pilau and dolma. Gulsenem also keeps milk cows for personal use and for selling milk to neighbors.

She wants to expand her business and improve living conditions of her family. She applied for a 1500 AZN loan to purchase two cattle, one milk cow and fodder.

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More information about this loan

This loan is designed for clients residing in settlements for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bilasuvar, Azerbaijan. An internally displaced person (IDP) is someone who has been forced to flee his or her home due to armed conflict, violence, human rights violations, or natural or manmade disasters, but who, unlike a refugee, has not crossed an international border (source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs). Many of these people have failed to qualify for loans through formal channels due to low income and lack of collateral. By funding this loan, you are creating opportunities and supporting economic development in extremely underserved communities. 

About Aqroinvest:

Aqroinvest Credit Union was founded in 2001 by a group of 32 farmers from Imishli. It has since grown to become the largest credit union in Azerbaijan, owned by its more than 5,400 borrowers and boasting a portfolio of nearly US$12 million.
AqroInvest is focused on providing loans to the following groups of people: rural farmers, people living in distant southern villages with little or no access to finance and internally displaced people and refugees, many of whom lost their homes and livelihoods during the violent conflicts in the 1990s.

In May 2011, Aqroinvest started a new project with Kiva proving higher education loans to students. The project gives students the support and financing they need to continue their education and helps pay for tuition fees at various universities in Azerbaijan. Aqroinvest is the first credit union in the country to offer students loans.

About Azerbaijan

  • $10,800
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    Azerbaijan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,289,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Azerbaijan New Manats (AZN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,925 helped Gulsanam to buy two cattle, one milk cow and fodder.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 27, 2012
Listed
Aug 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Aug 17, 2013