Anash is a 42-year-old woman who has raised seasonal fruits and vegetables for the last 10 years. She's dedicated mostly to raising pomegranates, as this is the most popular fruit in Azerbaijan.
Anash's income is 100 Azerbaijani New Manat (AZN). Her father is helping her. Anash applied for a 1,500 AZN loan to purchase seeds, working tools and fertilizers. She has already demonstrated herself as a good client with a positive credit history.
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.