Rukhsara E. is 23 years old. She is the loving mother of two adorable daughters. Rukhsara and her husband live together with her husband's parents. In order to help her husband to support their large family, Rukhsara started her own business. For the last eight years, Rukhsara has been raising cattle and then selling them at the market. She has applied for a loan of 1,000 AZN, which she plans to use to increase her livestock and purchase fodder.
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.