Gulpari is 40. She is married and has two sons. Her husband works as a taxi driver, but the main financial income in their family comes from Gulpari's poultry business. She usually sells chicken in the central Bilasuvar bazaar and her monthly income is about 100 USD. She would like to increase her profit so she applied for a loan of 1,000 AZN. This will help to purchase more chicken and improve the quality of life in her family. Gulpari has already demonstrated herself as a good client with a positive credit history.
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.