Matanat is 39, married and a loving mother of one daughter. She has been buying and selling fruits and vegetable for about twelve years. Her husband is unemployed and helps with this business too. Matanat wants to improve her standard of living by expanding her business and earning profits.
She wants to obtain a loan of 1300 AZN to purchase of a new variety of goods. AqroInvest has been a significant part of Matanat´s business, having provided loans which have been used to expand the business.
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.