Yashar M. is 52-year-old farmer who breeds and sells cattle in the central livestock bazaar. He is a retired doctor, but his pension is not even enough to cover basic family needs. Yashar is married and has 3 children. He started animal breeding 15 years ago as an additional source of income but now this business is the main source of income for his family. Yashar applied for a loan of 1600 AZN to purchase more cattle and increase his general income. Yashar thanks you for your help.
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.