Kamala A A. is 39 years old, and she sells a variety of goods, such as beverages, flour, pasta, and other items. She started her business in 2005 when hunger knocked at her door. She decided to borrow money from her friends and opened her store. Now she rents her store and dreams of building her own store one day. To reach her dream, she needs additional funds to increase the number of goods she sells. So she is requesting a loan of 1600 AZN.
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.