Samangul M. is 33, is married, and has four children. She has bred sheep for the last five years. Her monthly income is 250-300 AZN and her main customers are local butchers and cafés.
Samangul would like to expand her business and purchase more sheep for her herd. This will allow her to increase her profit and improve the lives of her dearest children. She applied for 1,000 AZN.
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.