Sarana A. is a loving mother with a great desire to get ahead in life. Her great spirit, strong will and hard work have allowed her to improve the quality of her life and life of her family.
Sarana is an internally displaced woman who suffered and lost everything in 1993 during the war. She had to create everything from nothing in a new place and new land. After she was dislocated to Bilasuvar city (her present place of living) she decided to continue the work of her life, which is raising sheep and cattle.
For the past 30 years, this persevering woman has been working very hard at raising and selling sheep and lambs, and with the income she generates she provides a better quality of life for her beloved daughter, who is her greatest joy.
Sarana asks for a loan of 1,000 AZN in order to buy more young sheep to sell later when they are fully grown. With this investment she will be able to substantially grow her earnings and improve her quality of life.
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.