Elshan is a married man with 2 children. He’s 37 years old and is really attached to his family.
Elshan started his business when he was 28. He had to work really hard to prove that he was able to support for his family. Elshan has been repairing cars in his own garage, and has gained a fair number of customers asking for his services.
Elshan’s parents are old and sick people. His father has asthma.
He periodically spends money for his father’s treatments but now he needs to be treated at the hospital. Elshan says that he doesn’t receive enough income to support his father’s needs. Being very ill he has no hope for recovery. It is really demoralizing.
Today, he is asking for a loan from Kiva partner VFAC to pay hospital expenses for his father.
About VisionFund AzerCredit
This loan is administered by VisionFund AzerCredit (VF AzerCredit). VF AzerCredit is part of VisionFund International, which has microfinance banking operations in 40 countries. VF AzerCredit aims to provide sustainable financial services for people in Azerbaijan who are not able to access financing through the conventional banking system.
With branches stretching across Azerbaijan, VF AzerCredit currently serves over 40,000 active clients with a variety of loan products. Of over 20 regions in which VF AzerCredit operates, a strong majority are comparatively underserved rural areas.