Qanimat M. is a 45-year-old entrepreneur who sells different kinds of goods in a store, which he rents. He has been selling food for the last ten years. Qanimat is married and has two sons. His main source of income comes from his business.
He dreams of building his own store one day. To realize his dream, he applied for a 1200 USD loan to help increase his income and allow him to save money for his own store. Qanimat is counting on your help.
About Aqroinvest:Aqroinvest Credit Union was founded in 2001 by a group of 32 farmers from Imishli. It has since grown to become the largest credit union in Azerbaijan, owned by its more than 5,400 borrowers and boasting a portfolio of nearly US$12 million.
AqroInvest is focused on providing loans to the following groups of people: rural farmers, people living in distant southern villages with little or no access to finance and internally displaced people and refugees, many of whom lost their homes and livelihoods during the violent conflicts in the 1990s.
In May 2011, Aqroinvest started a new project with Kiva proving higher education loans to students. The project gives students the support and financing they need to continue their education and helps pay for tuition fees at various universities in Azerbaijan. Aqroinvest is the first credit union in the country to offer students loans.
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