Selling office supplies is the only source of income for Rovshan A., a humble 33-year-old young man who's been doing this for 8 years. Rovshan is a married father of one son. His son is the reason that he works hard, in order to provide him with the best, brightest future. This young man has many projects for his own future. The main project is that Rovshan wants to open his own store where he would be able to sell not only office supplies but also a great number of books. His wish is to add more office supplies, therefore have more to offer to his clients. Rovshan would pay back this loan and with the money he makes he would be able to pay for his son's education. This young man waits for your help. Let's make his dream come true.
Aqroinvest Credit Union was founded in 2001 by a group of 32 farmers from Imishli. It has since grown to become the largest credit union in Azerbaijan, owned by its more than 5,400 borrowers and boasting a portfolio of nearly US$12 million.
AqroInvest is focused on providing loans to the following groups of people: rural farmers, people living in distant southern villages with little or no access to finance and internally displaced people and refugees, many of whom lost their homes and livelihoods during the violent conflicts in the 1990s.
In May 2011, Aqroinvest started a new project with Kiva proving higher education loans to students. The project gives students the support and financing they need to continue their education and helps pay for tuition fees at various universities in Azerbaijan. Aqroinvest is the first credit union in the country to offer students loans.