Joshqun I. is a 27-year-old man who opened a small café where he sells beer and other drinks, such as fresh juices. He is married and lives with his parents. His dream is to build his own café where he can sell food, as well as drinks. He started his business in 2004 and, since that time, his small café become very popular among local people. Now Joshqun would like to expand his business and improve his working place so he can approach his dream.
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.