Maqsud S. is 42 years old and lives with his wife and four children, to whom he is a devoted father. He makes the most of every opportunity, such as when he started selling beverages and other food products in his wholesale store. He gives his business constant attention all day long every day, and due to this he has attracted customers. His income enables him to contribute to his home finances. He is motivated by his work by the need to support the family finances and take care of his children's school education. Maqsud is requesting a loan with which he will invest in merchandise for his shop. He wishes to stock it with more products and offer the best products every day.
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.