Azad is a 30-year-old married man. He is blessed with two daughters, who go to a local secondary school. Azad and his family live in a small settlement built for refugee families, in Bilasuvar district. He fled to Bilasuvar from Nagorno-Karabakh in the beginning of the 1990s.
The family's budget depends mainly on the income from the cattle-breeding business that Azad started in 2003. Nowadays he earns about 350 AZN a month through selling dairy and meat products in the local bazaar. With the help of this first loan in the amount of 1200 AZN, Azad purchased three cows. He thanks you for your support.
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.