Aliskander is 64 years old. He is married and lives with his wife and son, daughter-in-law and grandson. Aliskander is a teacher at the local elementary school and his grandson is studying at the school where he is teaching.
Twelve years ago, to earn extra income and improve the family’s living conditions, he started a sheep-breeding business. His son works with him. They sell 70 head of sheep during a month. From the income Aliskander is building a house for his son in his yard. His son's family needs their own space.
Aliskander has requested a loan to buy barley and feed for the animals. He wants to use the profits from the loan to expand his business.
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.