May 24, 2007 AZ Azerbaijan

Hi, I’m Liz Vallette and I’m from Houston, Texas.  I just arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan last Friday to work as a Kiva Fellow with Normicro.  Normicro has 5 branches throughout Azerbaijan that serve internally displaced (IDPs) and low-income persons.  I was lucky to show up right as the branches are having their annual General Assemblies. 


Normicro has a unique structure that allows the customers to have a role in the governance of the organization.  Each branch has an elected advisory council made up of three male clients and three...

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Jan 1, 2006 GO Global Update
By max

About Kiva Stories from the Field

On this blog, Kiva Fellows not only document their experiences with microfinance, they also highlight the culture, history, politics, geography, and cuisine of their host countries while introducing readers to friends, colleagues, and entrepreneurs. In one day, you might learn about the nuts and bolts of microfinance administration in Nepal, watch a slideshow of people...

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