Sakina is 60 years old. She is a market vendor and sells women's and children's clothes in the central market of Agsu city. She is married and has five children. Her son helps to run the business and bring clothes from another city. Sakina has 5 years of experience and her profit is 300 AZN. She applied for a 1,500 AZN loan to purchase more stock and increase her profit. This will allow her to improve the life of her family.
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.