Ziyadkhan, age 58, has been raising and selling chickens and turkeys since 2006. He has slowly and gradually been improving and expanding his poultry business over the years, with the goal of improving his family’s standard of living and increasing his monthly profit, which is currently $250 USD.
He and his wife have one child. His wife actively helps him with the business.
Today, Ziyadkhan is requesting a loan of 1,000 AZN in order to purchase more chickens and turkeys.
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.