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Humbat is a 39-year-old married father of three children. As a Jabrayili refugee, he is an internally displaced person (IDP) in Azerbaijan and lives with his wife and children in the Bilasuvar IDP Settlement. Humbat grows fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes, potatoes and eggplant. He says this business is very hard but together with his wife he has been handling it without any difficulty for 10 years.

Humbat sells his produce in the bazaar and earns an income of 150 Azerbaijani manats (AZN). He has plans for the future, such as acquiring more land for cultivation. He is looking forward to increased sales in the coming summer because people purchase a lot of fruits at that time.

Humbat has applied for a loan of 1800 AZN through Aqroinvest in order to purchase new fertilizers and seeds. These will help him to grow more produce in order to earn more revenue in the summer, which will help him to support his family’s needs.

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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 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
  • 26
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    Azerbaijan Loans Fundraising
  • $13,991,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Azerbaijan New Manats (AZN) = $1 USD
A loan of $2,300 helped Humbat to buy new fertilizers and seeds.
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2013
Jul 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 5, 2013