Asli is 49 years old, married and has three sons. She is an IDP (internally displaced person). She works at purchasing and reselling cattle as well as milk with her husband. Asli is a hard-working woman who has fought to provide for her family and to educate her son, who today is a working adult, thanks to her example. She would like to request a loan of 1,000 AZN in order to purchase an additional cow and calves to increase her inventory and to meet customer demands. Asli believes this will lead to greater revenue and, ultimately, greater profit for her family. In the future, she would like to reinvest the earnings generated by this loan back into her business. She will then purchase additional cattle and increase their income further.
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.