Shafahat usually buys small cows, raises and fattens them for five to six months and then resells them for a more profitable price to butchers. He sells milk and yogurt to neighbors. He earns about 180 AZN a month, in part because milk, yogurt, and meat are very popular products in Azerbaijan. People use meat in everyday national dishes, such as pilau and dolma, and always use yogurt. Milk products are seen as very healthy and are used daily.
Because his family has only one source of income, he is requesting a loan for 1200 AZN to buy three cattle and two milk cows. This will be his second loan. He has a good client history and plans to use the additional income he earns to care for his family.
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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 AqroinvestAqroinvest 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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