Abdullayeva A. is a 47 year old woman who breeds cattle. She has been in this business since 2003. She is married and has three children. She breeds cattle for meat products and cows for milk and milk products. Her monthly income is 150-200 AZN which is not enough to cover family needs. A. is requesting a loan for 1000 AZN to purchase more cattle.
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.