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Tahira is a widow with two children who lives in Khachmaz, a small town in Azerbaijan. Three years ago she went into business for herself. She is applying for a loan of $1,200 to improve her business by buying additional items to sell to her customers.

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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.

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  • $10,800
    Average annual income
  • 82
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    Azerbaijan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,526,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Azerbaijan New Manats (AZN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Tahira to buy additional items to sell to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 14, 2008
Nov 21, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010