Fargana is a 27-year-old woman who is married with two children. Since her husband is unemployed, she has worked in the business of buying and selling cattle since 2009. Currently, she has two cows and one cattle. She has land that she cultivates for fattening her cattle. Now Fargana wants to expand her business, and since her children are grown up, she thinks that she will be able to look after more cattle with their help. Therefore, she is asking for 1,000 AZN in order to purchase more animals. Fargana expresses her gratitude for everyone who is supporting her and she 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.