Shahbaz is 57-years old, married, has 5 children. He lives in Salyan region, Khaladj village. He breeds lambs and cattle, a business he has worked in for 20 years. With his first loan of $400, he bought five lambs and a calf. He is now requesting a loan of $900 to purchase a milk cow.
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.