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Sevindik
Sevindik is 46-year-old married man with three children. He lives with his family in an internally displaced persons (IDP) settlement, as he is an IDP.

Sevindik raises seasonal fruits and vegetables such as corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, apples, pears, peaches, plums, and cherries. He has 15 years of experience, and he has gained respect from local vendors because he produces a good organic crop without chemical fertilizers.

People use fresh vegetables every day and consider them healthful. Many national dishes like pilau and dolma are made of vegetables. Fresh fruits are served on every Azerbaijani family's table and also are used to make fresh punch.

Sevindik sells his crop from his yard and sometimes takes it to the local bazaar. His monthly income is 100 AZN and he would like to expand his business and purchase more seeds and fertilizers to improve the quality of his crops to increase his sales. For this purpose, he applied for a loan of 1,800 AZN. This will be his fifth loan, and he has a positive client history

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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
  • 12
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    Azerbaijan Loans Fundraising
  • $13,919,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Azerbaijan New Manats (AZN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,300 helped Sevindik to expand his business and purchase more seeds and fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 6, 2013
Listed
Aug 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 17, 2014