Mirzaga I. is a 56-year-old man who breeds cattle in the small village of Saatli. He is married and has four children. Mirzaga started his business after he finished school when he was still helping his father. Now he has applied for 1000 AZN to purchase three calves and fodder.
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.