Update on RacRac has a butcher shop. He is 51 years old and married with two children. He lives with his family in the Abseron region. One of his children studies at a university while another goes to high school. For the past 21 years, his family has lived as internally displaced persons in their native land of Fuzuli.
Rac has applied to Komak for a loan in the amount of 2,100 AZN. With this loan, he wants to buy a new refrigerator. It should be noted that this is his second loan. Previously, he took a loan from Kiva and successfully paid it off. Rac is thankful to Kiva lenders for their help. In the future, he wants to improve his butcher shop.
Previous Loan DetailsRac N. is married and has 2 children. He was born in 1962. This man is an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) from the Armenian-occupied territory of Azerbaijan, Fuzuli town, now settled in the Absheron region. He has been in this business for 7 years. Now he needs a loan of 2,000 AZN to buy 4 calves… More from Rac's previous loan »
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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 KomakKomak 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.
Concurrent and Successive Loans
Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.
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