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Vagif is 46 years old, married and has two daughters. He is very smart and has a good sense of humor. He raises seasonal fruits and vegetables in his garden and sells them. His monthly income is 300 AZN and his brother helps him to raise and sell the crops.

Raising crops has been his life's project for the last seven years. This business brings him a stable income and is his sole financial source. Vagif says that drastic climate year to year has meant especially hot summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures reach 105 degrees Fahrenheit. The main problem in the region is adequate water for irrigation and for animals. Vagif is not able to build a water channel for his crops on his own. This is quite an expensive process which requires labor and special equipment. When he heard about water loans, he was extremely excited and applied for a 2000 AZN loan. He will use this loan to pay for special equipment to rent like a tractor for making the water channel and for workers who will dig the land.

He is a trustworthy client of AqroInvest and he paid off his two previous loans.

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More information about this loan

This loan will help fund AqroInvest's new loan product that supports clients who need to set up proper soil irrigation systems for their agricultural activities. It will also provide financing opportunities to dig wells to expand access to clean water for human and livestock consumption.

About Aqroinvest:

Aqroinvest Credit Union was founded in 2001 by a group of 32 farmers from Imishli. It has since grown to become the largest credit union in Azerbaijan, owned by its more than 5,400 borrowers and boasting a portfolio of nearly US$12 million.
AqroInvest is focused on providing loans to the following groups of people: rural farmers, people living in distant southern villages with little or no access to finance and internally displaced people and refugees, many of whom lost their homes and livelihoods during the violent conflicts in the 1990s.

In May 2011, Aqroinvest started a new project with Kiva proving higher education loans to students. The project gives students the support and financing they need to continue their education and helps pay for tuition fees at various universities in Azerbaijan. Aqroinvest is the first credit union in the country to offer students loans.

About Azerbaijan

  • $10,800
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    Azerbaijan Loans Fundraising
  • $14,860,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Azerbaijan New Manats (AZN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,550 helped Vagif to pay for special equipment to rent for building an irrigation channel and for hiring workers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014