Israfil is a 27 year old young man and is married with one daughter. Israfil is IDP. He has been raising fruits and vegetables for the last 10 years. His father taught him the best experience in raising crops.
Israfil usually sells his crop in the central market. People use fresh vegetables everyday and consider them healthy, and many national dishes are made of vegetables, like pilau and dolma. Fresh fruits serve every table in an Azerbaijan family and also make fresh punch.
Israfil would like to increase the number of products he sells and for this purpose he applied for 600 AZN loan. He will use the loan to purchase seeds and fertilizers.
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.