Samil Nuruyev a 46-year-old man who lives and works in Imishli. He is married and the father of 2 sons and 1 daughter. Samil is a teacher in the village school. In 2004, for extra income, he started his animal-breeding business. His sons help him in his business.
This is the first loan he has received from Aqroinvest and Kiva. He used this loan of 800 AZN to buy two cows. Samil is a hard-working man who has great plans for his future. After he repays this loan, he plans to apply for more loans to expand his business.
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.