Fuad N. is a hard-working man who sells a variety of fruits and vegetables in the central market of Saatli. He considers himself happy and humble. He started his business in 2003 with savings he had accumulated over a long period of time. He wants to provide an education for his 2 young children.
Fuad's biggest dream is to prepare his children for professional careers so they don't have to suffer through hard labor, like he did when he was young. To realize this goal, Fuad is requesting a loan of $1200 US to buy more goods so he can increase his earnings.
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.