Sakhavat J. is 58 years old, is married, and has three children. He has devoted his life to agricultural work and on market days he brings his products to the market.
The harvest is what Sakhavat enjoys the most and he devotes a lot of time to sorting the different crops, such as fruits and vegetables, that he will sell because the price will depend on their size and quality. Agriculture is full of satisfaction for him and his family - even more when the produce sells for a good price at the market. That is his motivation to continue planting. With this loan of $2000 USD he will buy seeds, fertilizer, fuels and lubricants for his farm.
Sakhavat is very grateful to those who support him because they allow him to provide well-being to his family.
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.