Nigar A. is the 58-year-old mother of seven children. She dedicated herself to raising poultry in the small city called Bilasuvar.
After she suffered from the Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict in 1992 she started her life from scratch to provide the necessities for her children. She raises poultry and sells them to the local market traders. The most popular are chickens and turkeys. Nigar is very polite to all her clients and that’s why people come to her.
Now, Nigar has applied for a 2,000 USD loan to increase the number of her poultry. This will allow her to increase her income and improve her life conditions.
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.