Qabil J. is 41 years old, and is married with three adorable children. Qabil has been breeding cows since he was a young boy. He likes animals and enjoys looking after them. He also has a purposeful and determined personality. Day by day, he waits for his cow to grow, because his profit depends on how many litres of milk his cow will provide after it has been raised. Qabil plans to improve the facilities of his farm and purchase more cows, so he is asking for a loan of 1600 AZN. Let’s support this friendly man, who is a fine example of strength. Your help is very important.
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.