Tahir B. is a 49 year old man who sells men's and women's shoes in the central bazaar of Imishli city. Tahir is married and has four children who are the central meaning of his life. Tahir started his business ten years ago and, since that time, he has become a very successful entrepreneur. Thanks to his good taste in fashion and his constant smiling face, Tahir`s shop is always full of customers. Tahir`s dream is to build his own shoestore. For this purpose he has applied for a 1200 AZN loan. He will spend this loan to purchase more seasonal shoes.
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.