Save the Children's Community Based Lending and Savings program was registered as a local Microfinance institution Azeri Star Microfinance LLC (ASM) in May 2003.

Our Mission is to provide sustainable financial services to vulnerable micro entrepreneurs and others resulting in positive change in the life of children in Azerbaijan.

This goal will be achieved by providing permanent access to financial services to disadvantaged micro entrepreneurs especially IDPs, conflict affected population and women through the establishment of a sustainable, best practices local micro finance institution offering group solidarity and individual loans.

ASM Core Values

Save the Children Federation, Inc. (SC/US), is a preeminent provider of development and humanitarian assistance around the world. Active in more than 45 countries, SC/US is recognized internationally for its distinctive capacity to mobilize communities, engaging disadvantaged populations, and building bridges for effective communication between communities and government.

SC/US's field programs receive technical and operational support from offices in Westport, Connecticut, Washington, D.C and four regional offices in Thailand, Guatemala, Addis Ababa and Beirut. SC is the founder of Azeri Star Microfinance

2007 Azeri Star Microfinance LLC