Ramil A. is a 39-year-old man who sells vegetables in the central market in Agsu city. Ramil started his small convenience store when he was unemployed more than fifteen years ago. His biggest dream is to have a general store where he can sell other items besides vegetables and fruit.
With the loan, Ramil expects to keep growing his business little by little and, with the earnings, he'll keep improving his quality of life and economic situation along with his business until he achieves his goal.
Ramil’s wish is that one day he will build his own family together with his prosperous businesses.
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.