Rasim is 23 years old and is a very young and enthusiastic man. He is married with 1 child. He sells fruits, vegetables, and fresh greens in the central market of Sabirabad. He has been in this business for 2 years. Fresh fruits and vegetables as well as greens are very popular in Azerbaijan; people use them in their everyday meals. Considering the constant demand for these products, Rasim's business is quite successful and brings in a stable income for his family. His monthly profit is about 150 Azerbaijani manats (AZN).
Rasim has requested a loan of 1000 AZN to purchase more items for his business so he can increase the variety of goods he sells. He would like to thank everyone for their support and promises to pay back 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.