Takhmina A. is a 24-year-old woman who is married and has one son. Together with her husband, she breeds cattle.
Takhmina sells cattle to the local butchers for a profitable price and her monthly profit is 150-250 AZN. She has seven years of experience in this field.
Cattle breeding is the only source of income for Takhmina’s family. She applied for a 1,000 AZN loan in order to purchase two calves.
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.