Agamir is a 34-year-old man, who lives with his family in a small settlement in Agsu. He has a son who is 13 years old. Agamir decided to start his own business in 2007 and since that time has done well. This is his first loan with Aqroinvest and Kiva. He used this loan of 1000 AZN to purchase stock for his store. Agamir sells fruits and vegetables. He dreams to increase the family income which now is only 250 AZN per month. Agamir is a diligent man, who after repaying this loan, plans to open a new 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.