Shirinbeyim M. is 53 years old. She is selling souvenirs, home products and cosmetics in a central local shop. Shirinbeyim has been in this business for five years already. During these years, the business turned into a successful one, allowing Shirinbeyim to support herself and her family. Now Shirinbeyim is planning to increase her stock and to purchase more home products plates at wholesale. With this purpose, she requests 1000 AZN. Shirinbeyim thanks everyone supporting her and promises to repay the loan on time.
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.