Jamila I. is a 53-year-old mother of three children. She has sold different kinds of food since 2008. Jamila and her husband opened their own shop as they are both on a pension and needed some other source of income.
Jamila applied for a loan of 800 Azerbaijan New Manats to diversify and purchase more products to increase her profit.
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.