Gulchokhra A. is 53 years old. She is married with three children. She has worked at the business of buying and selling cattle since 1985. She visits farms and settlements to buy cattle at the lowest price so she can increase her profits. She currently has two cows and two calves. Now that her children are grown, Gulchokhra wants to expand her business as they will be able to help her care for more cattle. She is requesting 1200 AZN in order to buy cows. Gulchokhra expresses her gratitude to everyone supporting her and promises to repay the loan on time.
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.