Saleh A. is 46 years old. He is married and has three children. Saleh is hardworking and has fought to provide for his family and to educate his children. He started his business ten years ago and now he has great cattle breeding experience. Thanks to the first loan from AqroInvest, Saleh was able to increase his income. Over time he has increased his sales and now he needs assistance investing in his business. The business has been going well and he would like it to continue to grow. Saleh has applied for a loan of 1000 AZN to buy young cattle. This loan will help to give his children a better quality of life.
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.