Mehman is 50 years old, married with two children. He is a market vendor and sells food items in his shop in Agsu city. He has 12 years of experience in food selling. This is a very profitable business and Mehman would like to expand it. His monthly profit is 260 AZN. This is the only financial source (of income) in his family. He applied for 1,800 AZN to purchase more food and increase his profit.
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.