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Shabaz is a 53-year-old, married woman, and she has five children. She is an IDP and lives in Bilasuvar IDP Settlement. Shabaz has been breeding cattle for the past 15 years. She was a housewife, but her husband's salary was too low to cover their family's needs, so Shabaz decided to start her business. She receives 90 AZN financial support from the government monthly, but this is too low to cover the family's needs.

Shabaz usually buys small calves, raises and fattens them for five to six months, and then resells them for a profitable price in the livestock bazaar. Her monthly income is 130 AZN, and this business is the main 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.

Shabaz wants to expand her business and improve the living conditions of her family. She applied for a 1,100 AZN loan to purchase three cattle and fodder.

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
  • 15
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    Azerbaijan Loans Fundraising
  • $13,995,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Azerbaijan New Manats (AZN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Shabaz to buy three cattle and fodder.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2013
Feb 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014