A loan of $1,925 helped to buy three head of cattle, one milk cow plus some fodder.

Shirin's story

Shirin, 42, is married and has three children. He is an IDP (internally displaced person) and lives with his family in Bilasuvar IDP Settlement. He breeds cattle to sell to local butchers and raises cows for their milk and milk products. He also raises sheep for their meat. His work is his family’s only income.

Shirin has fifteen years of experience with livestock, thanks to his father who taught him the best way to look after his animals. He usually buys young cattle, raises and fattens them for five to six months and then sells them at a profit in the local livestock bazaar. He also sells milk and yoghurt to his neighbors. Altogether, these activities brings in 250 AZN a month but is not enough to cover the basic needs of his beloved children.

Milk and yoghurt as well as beef and mutton are very popular in Azerbaijan. People use meat in everyday national dishes such as pilau and dolmas and always use yoghurt as a sauce. Milk products are considered to be very healthy and are also present in everyday life.

Shirin is applying for a 1500 AZN loan through Agroinvest to buy three head of cattle, one milk cow plus some fodder. This will be his fourth loan, and he has a good client history.

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