Shahid is from Agsu city. He is a 55-year-old married man and is blessed with two sons. Shahid's main goal is to provide a better life for his family. His wife helps him with it. They are a very diligent family. To make a better living, in 2006 Shahid opened an electrical goods store. After the first loan taken out from AqroInvest and Kiva in 2009, the income of the family increased up to 400 AZN per month. Shahid is very thankful for the support given to him. With the help of this fifth loan in the amount of 1800 AZN, Shahid purchased stock for his store. After he repays this loan, he plans to apply for more loans to grow his business and to enlarge the store.
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.