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Shamistan
Shamistan is 54 years old, married, and lives with his family in his own town.

He grows fruits and vegetables. He plants tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants and other vegetables and fruits. He says that even though this business is very hard, together with his wife he has been handling the business for 10 years without any difficulty.

Shamistan grows vegetables and fruits and sells them in his own store. His income from vegetable and fruit sales is 150 AZN. He has more plans for the future, such as to get more land for cultivation.

He is looking forward for the increased sales in the coming summer, because people purchase fruits a lot.

Nowadays he needs a loan of 1,800 AZN. This loan is for the purpose of getting new fertilizers and seeds. It will help him to grow more vegetables and fruits in order to get more revenue in the coming summer, which will help him to support his family’s needs. He has a good loan history. This is his fifth loan.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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 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
  • 36
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    Azerbaijan Loans Fundraising
  • $13,959,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Azerbaijan New Manats (AZN) = $1 USD
Expired
A loan of $2,300 helped Shamistan to buy new fertilizers and seeds.
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 11, 2013
Listed
Jul 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Expired:
Aug 4, 2013