Chingiz is 35 years old. He is married with two children. Seven years ago Chingiz, with his mechanic's skills, started to do work for his neighbors and acquaintances. He learned this skill at another shop, until he had the opportunity to begin his own business. With all faith and enthusiasm, his auto mechanic business started to grow little by little.
Villagers who use trucks and tractors for their business always come to have their machines repaired by him. Now, Chingiz is finding that the tools and spare parts that he has are not enough to work at his job at full speed. For this reason, he is seeking a loan of 1000 AZN. This loan will be used to buy tools and spare parts used to repair autos. With this loan, Chingiz will be able to provide his children with better living conditions and improve the well-being of his family.
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.