Maqsad Q. is 40 years old. He is married and has 2 children. Maqsad sells confectionery and other food items in the market. He has been in this business for 2 years. This activity generates the main income for Maqsad's family. Since Maqsad is very popular in the market, selling fresh and tasty food, he tries to maintain a wide range of goods. Thus, today Maqsad requests 1000 AZN for purchasing food inventory to sell.
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.