Afaq H. is 35 years old. She is married and has three children.
Since she has lived with her husband, Afaq has worked in the business of buying and selling cattle and sheep. She usually purchases cattle and sheep at the weekly bazaar which is held in a nearby village, buying at the lowest price so as to be able to increase her profits. She currently has two cows.
Now, Afaq wants to expand her business. Because her children are grown, she thinks that, with their help, she will be able to look after more cattle and sheep. She is asking for a loan of 1607 AZN to purchase young cattle and sheep. She expresses her gratitude to everyone supporting her and promises to repay the loan on time.
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.