Khalilova Y. is a 50-year-old woman who sells men's clothes in a small village of Agsu city. She started her business in 2010 and her monthly profit is already 150-200 AZN. She is very successful in her business as she has very good taste in choosing men's clothes. She is married and has six children. Y. started her business because she went on a pension in 2009 and lost her only source of income. She believes that one day she could build her own shop.
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.