She decided to open her business when it becamse clear that her husband's income wasn’t enough to satisfy their basic family needs. Malakaht borrowed money from her friends and started selling furniture. Two years ago, she was able to build her own store with the savings she had.
Now Malakhat is concerned about the higher education of her two sons and wants to do everything possible in order to save money for their university careers so that they may attain university degrees. With this goal in mind, she has applied for a $1,500 USD loan in order to increase number of items she sells in her store.
About AqroinvestAqroinvest 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.
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