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Zemfira
Zemfira is a 57-year-old widowed woman. She has one son. Zemfira is an IDP (internally displaced person) and lives with her son in the Agdash IDP Settlement. She is a Fuzulu refugee.

When she was 30, she started to learn to work in agriculture. Her parents were the ones who taught her to grow fruits and vegetables, since it was their only source of income. She has been growing vegetables and fruits for more than 10 years.

Zemfira’s income from her business is 150 AZN. In order to increase the living conditions of her family, she plans to expand her business. This requires a lot of dedication and effort. She believes in the near future her sons will help her to expand the business. Since the vegetable and fruits business is profitable and a fun business, she wants the business to continue and prosper. Zemfira needs a 1500 AZN loan to buy fertilizers, seeds and fruit trees.

Her biggest wish is to offer her son an education so that he can have a good career and help his mother. This is going to be her first loan. Zenfira hopes that Kiva will help her.

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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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  • $6,171
    Average annual income
  • 29
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  • $13,959,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Azerbaijan New Manats (AZN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,925 helped Zemfira to buy fertilizers, seeds and fruit trees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 23, 2013
Listed
Oct 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Sep 17, 2014