Qurban Q. is a lively entrepreneur with a small business selling clothing for men at the central market in the village of Imishli. He is a very experienced entrepreneur, having been self-employed for more that twenty years. Business has been good for Qurban. He is married and has two sons who are the meaning of his life.
Qurban has requested a loan of 2,000 USD to increase his available working capital. He dreams of having his own small store. This loan will help him purchase new inventory and continue to invest in his business.
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.