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Tahira
Tahira is a 53-year-old married woman with a daughter and a son. Her family are refugees living in IDP settlement. Her husband works as a laborer, but the main source of family’s income is farming. Tahira has grown fruit trees and sold fruit for 33 years. She has good skills and knows everything about gardening. Her monthly income is 200 AZN.

The demand for fresh fruits is high because Azerbaijanians like eating and cooking with fruits fresh. They prepare juice, jam, pies and compote.

Tahira is a very hardworking and responsible woman. She does everything for her family. She applied for 1,500 AZN to buy fertilizers and increase her harvest. She knows that this will increase her income.

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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 Aqroinvest:

Aqroinvest Credit Union was founded in 2001 by a group of 32 farmers from Imishli. It has since grown to become the largest credit union in Azerbaijan, owned by its more than 5,400 borrowers and boasting a portfolio of nearly US$12 million.
AqroInvest is focused on providing loans to the following groups of people: rural farmers, people living in distant southern villages with little or no access to finance and internally displaced people and refugees, many of whom lost their homes and livelihoods during the violent conflicts in the 1990s.

In May 2011, Aqroinvest started a new project with Kiva proving higher education loans to students. The project gives students the support and financing they need to continue their education and helps pay for tuition fees at various universities in Azerbaijan. Aqroinvest is the first credit union in the country to offer students loans.

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  • $10,800
    Average annual income
  • 27
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    Azerbaijan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,289,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Azerbaijan New Manats (AZN) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,925 helped Tahira to buy fertilizer and increase her harvest.
82% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 17, 2014
Listed
Mar 29, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible