Agadadash T. is a 23 year old man who raises cattle in the small village of Agsu region. He started his business in 2008 with the help of AqroInvest and KIVA. He purchased two cows with the first loan and now he has applied for a new one. Agadadash is married. Cattle breeding is the only source income for his family. He applied for 1,000 AZN to buy more cattle.
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.