Arzu is a loving mother and hardworking housekeeper with a great desire to get ahead in life. Her great spirit, strong will and hard work have allowed her to improve her quality of life and that of her family.
For the past seven years, this persevering woman has been working very hard raising and selling cattle. With the income she generates, she provides a better quality of life for her daughter, who is her greatest joy.
She usually sells her cattle in the livestock bazaar once every three months. Her husband actively helps her in this hard business. Arzu asks for a loan of 1300 AZN in order to buy more young cattle to raise and sell 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.