He started his business as a taxi driver. In spite of the fact that he is taxi driver he is interested in the sale of genuine leather goods. He borrowed the loan $300 in order to repair his car. Then he decided to apply for a loan $600 in order to start his new business. In the beginning his business he drove some small retail trade. He has been engaged in this business for 10 years. He likes both businesses and he can not leave one of these businesses. He borrowed the loan amount of $1000 for the extensive repairs of his car.
He needs $1800 to change the car with the lorry in order to transport of the genuine leather goods from the regions and to improve the sale of the genuine leather goods. Elman is married, has 3 children. This 59-year-old businessmen is Internally Displaced Person ( IDP ) from the Armenian-ocupied territory of Azerbaijan Agdam. He and his family settled in the building of Sevinj nursery school in Khirdalan town.
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