Jamilya is a 51-year-old woman who sells food products. She has six years of experience in this field. Jamilya runs her business together with her husband. She has three daughters. Her current income from the business is 300 Azerbaijani Manats (AZN). Jamilya applied for a loan of 1300 AZN to purchase more products and increase her monthly income.
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.