İlham A. has a butcher shop and has been running a meat-selling business for 4 years. He provides the markets with meat and his family with food. İlham is 26 years old and married. He is requesting a loan of $2000 USD. This micro-entrepreneur is qualified to receive this loan considering the profitability of his business, his determination, and his experience. İlham is counting on your help. Your support will really help him.
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.