Mais has been in the business of making plastic windows for 10 years. He was born in 1977, is married and has 3 children. The family lives in the Absheron region. His grandfather made wooden windows and doors, but Mais makes them in plastic. He needs a loan of 2000 AZN to buy the necessary equipment for making windows and doors to improve his business.
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.