Elza A. is a 51-year-old woman who has a poultry business. She has 10 years of experience in this field. She is married and has 3 sons who are the apple of her eye. Once each week, Elza sells poultry in the central livestock bazaar . Every week, one of her dear sons helps her to take the birds to the bazaar.
She has applied for a loan of 1600 AZN to build a good shelter for her birds and to purchase more hens, turkeys and ducks.
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.