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Shain is 43 years old and grows and sells fruits and vegetables. He is a farmer and market vendor at the same time. Shain is married and has two children. He has 6 years of experience in raising crops. He usually sells them from his yard and his shop. His monthly income is 120 AZN.
Raising crops takes a lot of strength and requires physical work, which is hard for one man so his wife helps him to grow crops and take them to the shop. He grows cucumbers, tomatoes, pears, potatoes, carrots, apples, cherries and onions.

He applied for a 1,900 AZN loan to purchase seeds and fertilizers to improve the quality of his land. This will be his 3rd loan, and he has a good 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
  • 19
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    Azerbaijan Loans Fundraising
  • $13,949,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Azerbaijan New Manats (AZN) = $1 USD
A loan of $2,425 helped Shain to purchase seeds and fertilizer to improve the quality of his land.
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2013
Sep 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 13, 2013