Total loan: $1,925


Bilasuvar, , Azerbaijan / Food

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A loan helped to get a supply of new fertilizers and build a small green house.

Antiqa's story

Antiqa is 57 years old and is an IDP (internally displaced person). She is married and has two daughters and two sons. Her husband earns money for the family working as a laborer. The whole family lives in an IDP settlement. Antiqa has been working as a farmer for 34 years. She raises fruits (pears, apples, cherries and apricots) and vegetables (greens, green onions, cucumbers, potatoes and etc.) and then sells them at a local bazaar. Azerbaijan cuisine is very rich and various. People prepare different national dishes from vegetables with meat. The cook basdirma, bughlama, doghramajh, dovgha and etc. They also like fresh fruits for dessert or prepare different fruit pie, cakes and kinds of juice for holidays, parties and ordinary life. Though Antiqa is old she is still very hardworking woman. She loves her job and wants to expand it. She applied for a loan of 1,500 AZN in order to get a supply of new fertilizers and build a small green house for her garden. She knows that this will protect her harvest and increase her income.