Mirmehti R. owns a small parcel of land. He is 53 years old and has two loving children. Mirmehti dreams of building a good life for his family. He wants his children to graduate college because this will allow them to find better jobs in the future. His wife is a teacher. Together, they work very hard to sustain their family. Mirmehti is asking for a loan to buy fertilizer and pesticides because this will definitely help him improve his yield.
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.