Fikret is a 39-year-old man who runs his own business. Fikret works with plastic and makes doors and windows. He started his business in 2001 and during this period of time he has gained respect among his clients and now his is overloaded with orders and working all day till late in the night. Love for his child is a motivating strength, pushing Fikret to work even harder and increase his income.
Fikret has been an active and strongly motivated client of AqroInvest CU since 2008 and has been successful. Now he has applied for a 1500 AZN loan in order to purchase more materials and hire a new assistant to help him with orders.
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.