Firangiz is 54 years old. She is married and the mother of one child. Her husband is a construction worker. Since she was very young, Firangiz worked on a small farm, and now, along with her husband, she works cultivating fruits and vegetables. When their crop comes in, they transport it to the central bazaar in Agsu city to sell. This activity has helped to pay for the expenses of her family and increase her profit.
Today she needs a loan to prepare her land for the upcoming season. She requests 1,000 AZN. Firangiz wants to thank everyone for supporting her and promises to repay the loan on time.
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.