Mirkhadi A. is a 52-year-old baker who has a bakery in the small village of Saatli region. He started his business in 2001 and since then, it brings him good income. He has applied for $1000 USD to improve the conditions in his workplace.
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.