Tarana is a hard-working and responsible woman with two business endeavors. Four years ago, she decided to start her own business so as to better provide for her family. Ever since then, she has run two businesses: she sells women's clothes and shoes, and she breeds cattle. She eventually noticed that cattle breeding brought in more income for herself and her family, so she decided to dedicate most of her time to breeding cattle. However, she still sells women's clothes and shoes out of her home and is always available to local customers.
Tarana is requesting a loan of 1,000 AZN. With the loan, she will buy cattle. She will also purchase clothing merchandise that is on sale, which she will then re-sell at a special price to her customers. This will allow her to grow her customer base.
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.