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Sahiba, a 54-year-old single woman who lives with her sister's family, grows seasonal fruits and vegetables. She has also been breeding cattle for 10 years.

Assisted by her sister, Sahiba sells her crops in the bazaar and from her house. Her monthly income of 120 AZN is the main source of the family's income. People use fresh vegetables everyday and consider them to be a healthy part of their diet. Many national dishes, such as pilau and dolma, are made of vegetables. As well, fresh fruits are served at every Azerbaijani table, and many also make fresh fruit punches.

Sahiba wants to expand her business and improve the living conditions of her family. She has applied for a loan of 1000 AZN to purchase new garden tools, seeds and fertilizers.

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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
  • 25
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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 $1,275 helped Sahiba to buy new garden tools, seeds and fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014