Rza Q. is 41 years old. He is married and has two sons. Rza has opted to make his living off the land and to work hard and grow with it. He has decided to raise cows and to dedicate himself to agriculture. He has been doing this kind of work for the last 10 years because he comes from a family with an entirely agricultural background. He is now in charge of handing down all his background experience to his children. Today, Rza wishes to increase the number of his cattle. He would like to buy calves with the hope of increasing his income and, in turn, improving the well-being of his home. This is why he is requesting a loan of 1204 AZN. Extend your solidarity to Rza so that he can move forward successfully and accomplish all of his goals.
Aqroinvest Credit Union was founded in 2001 by a group of 32 farmers from Imishli. It has since grown to become the largest credit union in Azerbaijan, owned by its more than 5,400 borrowers and boasting a portfolio of nearly US$12 million.
AqroInvest is focused on providing loans to the following groups of people: rural farmers, people living in distant southern villages with little or no access to finance and internally displaced people and refugees, many of whom lost their homes and livelihoods during the violent conflicts in the 1990s.
In May 2011, Aqroinvest started a new project with Kiva proving higher education loans to students. The project gives students the support and financing they need to continue their education and helps pay for tuition fees at various universities in Azerbaijan. Aqroinvest is the first credit union in the country to offer students loans.