She breeds cows and cattle for milk and meat purposes. She has ten years of experience in this field, which makes her an experienced farmer with deep knowledge of the market and the customer's needs.
Yasaman makes and sells home-made yogurt, as well as fresh milk, to neighbors and local vendors. She also raises cattle for meat purposes, and sells it to the butchers in the settlement. Beef is in very high demand in Azerbaijan, and people use it in everyday dishes like pilau and dolma. Her monthly income is 110 AZN. Her husband is also working, however, his income is too low to cover the family's needs.
To increase her income and improve her financial situation, Yasaman applied for a 2000 AZN loan. She is going to buy four cattle and one milk cow. This will be her fifth loan, and she has a good client history.
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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 AqroinvestAqroinvest 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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