Leyla H. is a 52-year-old beloved mother of three children and a farmer with many long years of experience. Her husband passed away. She dedicates herself to producing seasonal fruits and vegetables, especially pomegranates.
The most important thing to Leyla is the well-being of her family. Through her work, she tries to cover their expenses and give them peace. Her work is very hard. Without her husband, Leyla bears all of the burden of bringing up her children on her shoulders.
The difficulties that she faces now result from a lack of money to acquire the fertilizer that she needs for her farm. For this reason, she is requesting this loan. She wants to increase her production and improve her family's living conditions. A quality fertilizer will produce a quality harvest.
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.