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Samandar is 47 years old and is a master mason. Samandar is married and has two children. His 21 year old son studies at a technical college and his 18 year old daughter plays the piano and wants to be a pianist.

Samandar's family is IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) from Fuzuli and now lives in the Baku region. Samandar is a master mason and builds stone walls. Samandar has been in this business for 13 years. He needs a loan in the amount of 1,800 AZN (Azerbaijan New Manat) to buy new materials for his business. He is thankful to Komak and Kiva organizations for help. In the future he wants to recruit an assistant for his business.

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This loan supports Komak clients who are designated as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in 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. Azerbaijan is home to over 600,000 IDPs, who face limited access to employment adequate housing, water and electricity. Many of these people have also failed to qualify for loans through formal channels due to low income and lack of collateral. Komak has been working to support IDPs since 1999. By funding this loan, you are creating opportunities in extremely underserved communities.

About Komak

Komak means “help” in Azerbaijani. As of its creation in 1999, Komak has kept true to its name by helping thousands of Internally Displaced Persons, refugees and the economically disadvantaged by providing these groups with sustainable credit services. As of 2010 Komak’s $2.5 million portfolio serves 1513 clients, 81% of whom are IDPs, and 40% of borrowers are women. In 2009, Komak was cited in a report by the United Nations General Assembly as one of Azerbaijan's prominent forces in restoring the local economy by enabling small and medium enterprises with credit. For more on Komak, please join our lending team, Friends of Komak Credit Union.


About Azerbaijan

  • $10,800
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    Azerbaijan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,344,150
    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 Samandar to buy new construction materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 7, 2013
Nov 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014