Sarvan A. is a 30-year-old internally displaced person who fled to Bilasuvar settlement in 1992. He started his business in 2004 by buying one cow and now he has gained enough experience to breed more cattle. Sarvan is married and has four children. He has applied for 1200 AZN to purchase more cattle and increase his income by fattening and selling calves to the local butchers.
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.