Yeksana is a hardworking woman who is married and has two children. Her husband works as a taxi driver. Four years ago, she got the idea to start raising cattle in order to contribute to the family finances. She took advantage of the space she had available on her family’s land to start this business, which she runs together with her husband. Slowly her number of cattle has increased and her clients have started asking for more and more. With an endless list of requests, she has finally decided to increase the number of livestock she keeps. For this reason, she is requesting a loan of 1,000 AZN.
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.