Tariyel is 30 years old, married, and has two children. He is a butcher at his own small meat store in the Sabirabad region. He began his business in 2005, and since then, his business has grown tremendously and brings his family support and income. Tariyel is currently applying for 1200 USD to improve his store conditions, and attract more customers.
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.