Rasim A. is a successful entrepreneur, father and dedicated husband. He has two children who are giving him the strength to work hard. Rasim began a small grocery store many years ago with a little capital he saved. He was assisted by his wife who helps him serve his clients. Today his clientele has grown greater and his grocery has become more popular. He is asking for a loan of 1000 Azerbaijani manats so that he can expand the variety of goods that are sold in his store.
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.