Pakiza H. is a 55-year-old female baker. She lives and works in Agsu city and has engaged in her bread-making business for the last eight years. She is married and has five children.
It is very hard to keep such a big family and cover basic needs. Pakiza and her husband try very hard to cover all the needs of their children and especially care about education. Pakiza dreams of providing her children with the best quality education and most of her income she saves.
Pakiza applied for $1500 to improve her working conditions.
Aqroinvest Credit Union was founded by a group of 32 Imishli farmers in 2001, and has grown to become one of the largest credit unions in Azerbaijan. It boasts a portfolio of nearly $5 million and is wholly owned by its more than 3,500 borrowers, as of December 2011.