Among the hundreds of people with difficult lives who receive assistance from AzerCredit is Samadova Ulduz. Samadova was born on October, 12th 1958 in Kalbajar's Gamishli village. In 1983 she graduated from the Institute of Arts and in 1998 from Azerbaijan State Oil Academy. In 1986 she had a car-accident and doctors were forced to amputate both of her legs.
In 1998 she was taught to wire carpets by a worker from the Centre for Disabled Persons. After her training she decided to practice, but she did not have enough money to develop her idea and applied to the Baku Branch of World Vision AzerCredit in order to buy the necessary equipment.
AzerCredit Loan Officers met with Ulduz and, taking into account her poverty and at the same time her disability, decided to help her by providing a loan in size of 600 USD which allowed her to purchase all necessary equipment.
Currently, she wires carpets in which she shows the Nizami's famous poems ("Leyli and Mejnun", "Fitne", "Yeddi Gozel"), portraits of the famous poets ( M.A. Sabir, Fizuli) and scenes from nature.
She participated in different competitions held in Azerbaijan and finished runner up. Her works are highly valued in many different countries. At this time she is preparing to place her works on exhibition in Baku. She usually sells her carpets at such exhibitions and secures orders. One part of this earned value she gives to WV AzerCredit to repay a debt and other part she spends on the purchase of all needed materials. She has borrowed money from our organization nine times.
The Azerbaijani government helps her as well, and provides her with an apartment in a building constructed specially for disabled people. At this time she works as a teacher in the Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Persons and greatly enjoys her work.
Ulduz continues her successful cooperation with us and we are proud of strong-willed customers like her.