Shaira is 55 years old, married and has two sons and one daughter. To make a living, Shaira raises livestock. She has been engaged in this business for over four years and earns approximately 250 AZN a month. She applied for a loan in amount of 1200 AZN to buy feed for her animals.
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.