Saida is 42 years old, married, and the loving mother of one child. She dedicates herself to raising and selling cattle. With the income she generates she provides a better quality of life for her family, who are her greatest joy and have become her best friends. She buys calves on the market at a low price, feeds them, and then resells on the same market at a more profitable price. Her monthly income is 250 USD.
Saida is asking for a loan of 1,000 AZN in order to buy more calves to sell when they are fully grown. With this investment she will be able to substantially grow her earnings and improve her quality of life.
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.