He owns a car mechanic shop where, with the two workers he employs, he repairs wheels and other car parts. During the 21-year period since he started his employment, Rasul has gained a fair number of customers asking for his services. He plans to expand his business and increase this number further.
Today, he’s asking for a loan from Kiva's partner, VFAC, to start repair work and improve the housing conditions where he and his family live.
About VisionFund AzerCredit:Vision Fund AzerCredit was established in 1996 to provide credit to ensure people can take control over their own lives and livelihoods.
While VF AzerCredit works both in the urban and rural areas of Azerbaijan, the emphasis is placed on providing loans to micro and small rural entrepreneurs and self-employed poor, covering remote areas, which are not bankable.
AzerCredit provides group loans, agriculture loans and household and family loans for small and micro entrepreneurs.
About Housing Loans
Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.
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