Amina N. sells groceries such as tinned products, sweets, soft drinks, and others. She is married and has 2 children. Her husband is a businessman. Amina has been selling groceries since 2000. She is responsible for paying for food for the family and the payment of their utility bills. Her loan will be used to increase her grocery inventory in her store. Amina hopes to use the new profits from her business to invest in a building project she has started with her husband.
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.