Samir A. is 30 years old and he works as a farmer. He is married and has two sons. His main business is farming and cattle breeding, which provide him with the means to meet the needs of his family. He is very experienced and has the special skills in livestock care that help him to develop his business. He raises and sells livestock and also sells meat and milk.
Samir is requesting a loan of 2,000 AZN to enable him to purchase more cattle. The loan will greatly improve Samir’s income and his family's living standards.
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.