Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Many loans to Azerbaijan

So I also loaned money today to Habibullah Azizov. He wants to expand his shoe shop, and as you can see from the shoe piles, it looks like he needs more room. Habibullah is an internally Displaced Person ( IDP ) from the Armenian-occupied territory of Azerbaijan Gubadli. His loan seemed to be around for a while, so I am curious as to how long it will take to get funded.

There are a lot of loans from the Internally Displaced Person ( IDP ) from the Armenian-occupied territory of Azerbaijan Gubadli through the Norwegian Microcredit LLC (Normicro). That is an interesting group; they started after WWII to help displaced Europeans. And now they do great work in many places.

So I looked up Azerbaijan on a map - I'm learning geography through Kiva.


Pondering Pig said...

Did you notice that 90% of the loans available on Kiva yesterday were to people in Azerbaijan? The microfinance orgs there must be working overtime.

Julia said...

I noticed there were an awful lot. There usually is (from my vast 2 month experience).

I think they are all from Normicro. I am guessing that they are a very well organized group (founded in 1946) and they have access to lots of computer savy people from Norway. They probably typically get a bunch of Norwegien volunteers going there to help, and I'm sure most of them know how to blog/post. That's what I'm guessing.

Julia said...

I take that back. There are other groups working in Azerbaijan.

I guess they are just well organized?