Ismayil is 47 years old. He is married and has four children. He sells cattle. As a rule, Ismayil purchases the small cattle in the central market, feeds them and resells them at higher prices in the local market. His monthly profit is about $400.
Being in this business for 3 years, he knows very well how to choose the animals, how to breed them and look after them. He gets up every morning in order to feed the animals and to look after them. His knowledge and skills allow him to make his business successful and to generate a stable and considerable income for his large family.
Ismayil is planning to enlarge his stock by purchasing more cattle. For this purpose, he is requesting 1,000 AZN that he will spend for the purchase of young cattle and feed for them.
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.