Zarina O. is 41 years old. She is married with three children. Zarina is a devoted mother who struggles day after day to provide the best for her family. Fifteen years ago, she got the idea to start raising cattle to contribute to the family finances, taking advantage of the space she had available in her house for this business. Her son and husband help her with the business. With an endless list of requests, she has finally decided to increase the number of animals she keeps and for this reason, she is requesting a loan of 1200USD.
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.