Aqshin I. is 24 years old. He is married. Aqshin is hard-working and has fought to provide for his family and his parents. He has great sheep breeding experience because he has observed it since he was a boy. His monthly income is about 250-300 AZN and he usually sells his sheep to local butchers and traders.
Over time he has increased his sales and now he needs assistance in investing in his business. The business has been going well and he would like it to continue to grow. Aqshin has applied for a loan of 1000 AZN to buy 30 sheep and lambs.
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.