Shirinbayim has a small shoe-sales business at Agsu market. She is married and has three children.
Shirinbayim has been in business for ten years and has worked hard over the years to develop a successful business to help meet the needs of her family and meet customer demand. She currently sells a selection of women’s shoes and clothes. Her husband helps her in her business and they work well together. Shirinbayim would like to expand her business to maximize the income from it. For this purpose, she is requesting a loan of 1300 AZN. She has already demonstrated herself to be a good client with a positive credit history
Aqroinvest Credit Union was founded in 2001 by a group of 32 farmers from Imishli. It has since grown to become the largest credit union in Azerbaijan, owned by its more than 5,400 borrowers and boasting a portfolio of nearly US$12 million.
AqroInvest is focused on providing loans to the following groups of people: rural farmers, people living in distant southern villages with little or no access to finance and internally displaced people and refugees, many of whom lost their homes and livelihoods during the violent conflicts in the 1990s.
In May 2011, Aqroinvest started a new project with Kiva proving higher education loans to students. The project gives students the support and financing they need to continue their education and helps pay for tuition fees at various universities in Azerbaijan. Aqroinvest is the first credit union in the country to offer students loans.