Marina M. is a hard-working widow who has one child. For the past two years, Marina has dedicated herself to selling different kinds of home products. She started her business when her husband passed away and she wasn’t able to feed her child. She likes what she sells and has developed a stable business. She makes about 250-300 AZN profit a month, but 30% of that goes to rent. Marina hopes that one day she will be able to build her own shop. Marina is now requesting a loan of 1000 AZN to help purchase new products to sell. This is important for her family's well-being.
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.