Vakil (his wife is pictured) was born in 1963. He is an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) from the Armenian-occupied territory of Azerbaijan. There, he settled in the Fizuli region, in Kayidish village, a village which was built for IDPs. He has 3 children. Vakil and his wife has been in the cattle breeding business for 6 years. Now they need a loan of US$ 1200 to buy 2 calves for improving their business.
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.