A loan of $2,550 helped to pay for tractor rent and hire labor for digging water channel.

Elman's story

Elman is a 43-year-old man who is engaged in farming. He is an IDP (internally displaced person) and lives in an IDP settlement with his wife and two children. He has raised vegetables like potato, carrot, and pumpkins in his garden for the last 10 years. He also breeds cattle for meat purposes. Both businesses bring him a stable income of 250 AZN. However, there is a problem which prevents growing his business--shortage of water resources for animals and for irrigation.

The IDP settlement was built several years ago and there are still some utility problems with the water supply. People are suffering and he has to order special cars with water to irrigate his crops, especially in summertime, when the temperature reaches 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

Building a water channel requires a lot of expense and is a expensive process which requires labor force and special equipment. When he heard about water loans he was extremely excited and applied for a 2,000 AZN loan. He will use this loan to pay for special equipment like tractor for making a water channel and for workers who will dig the land.

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