Aziz A. is a 51-year-old trader who sells food in his small food store in IDPs Settlement of Bilasuvar region. He started his business in 2007. Now he needs $1200 USD loan to purchase two milk cows for $600 USD each.
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.