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Pakuza
Pakuza is a 44-year-old IDP woman who lives in the Bilasuvar IDP Settlement with her husband and five children. She is a farmer and has raised seasonal fruits and vegetables for the last 10 years. She chose this business because it is profitable, and her fresh crops are in high demand. People use fresh vegetables everyday and consider them healthy. Many national dishes are made of vegetables, such as pilau and dolma. Fresh fruits are served on every table in Azerbaijan families and are also used to make fresh punch.

Pakuza sells her crop in the central bazaar. Her monthly income is 120 AZN. Her husband is a builder, but he does not have a permanent job, and he actively helps her to raise the crops.

As these products are in high demand, Pakuza wants to expand the business and produce more fruits and vegetables to cover the market demand. For this purpose she applied for 800 AZN. She will buy new garden tools, seeds and fertilizers. This will be her second loan, and she has a good client history.

Additional Information

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 by a group of 32 Imishli farmers in 2001, and has grown to become one of the largest credit unions in Azerbaijan. It boasts a portfolio of nearly $5 million and is wholly owned by its more than 3,500 borrowers, as of December 2011.

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About Azerbaijan

  • $6,171
    Average annual income
  • 12
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    Azerbaijan Loans Fundraising
  • $13,941,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Azerbaijan New Manats (AZN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Pakuza to buy new garden tools, seeds and fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 6, 2012
Listed
Dec 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Aug 17, 2013