Shakili lives with her niece. She is raising her niece as her own child. Her niece is her entire family.
Shakili is a dressmaker with 12 years of experience, and this is the main source of the family's income. In addition, to provide meat and dairy products for family consumption, she keeps livestock in the yard of her house. She is planning to acquire additional cattle in the future, and then she will start selling dairy products. This is why she has applied for a loan -- for the construction of stalls for the animals. Her need for this construction is 1,000 AZN.
About VisionFund AzerCredit:
Vision Fund AzerCredit was established in 1996 to provide credit to ensure people can take control over their own lives and livelihoods.
While VF AzerCredit works both in the urban and rural areas of Azerbaijan, the emphasis is placed on providing loans to micro and small rural entrepreneurs and self-employed poor, covering remote areas, which are not bankable.
AzerCredit provides group loans, agriculture loans and household and family loans for small and micro entrepreneurs.