Sehrana is 47 years old, married, and has three children. She breeds poultry such as turkey, chicken, and goose. She has nine years of experience in this field. Her monthly profit is 250 AZN.
Sehrana usually buys small nestlings, raises them, and sells them at a profitable price to neighbors and in the central bazaar. Poultry is very popular in Azerbaijan and people eat particular poultry in a particular season. For instance, chicken is popular during the year, goose in winter, and turkey in autumn and winter. Many national dishes are made of chicken. Her husband helps Sehrana to look after poultry and raise them.
Sehrana is requesting a loan for 1,200 AZN, which she will use to purchase more poultry. With an increased monthly profit, she will be able to reinvest in her business. She has already demonstrated herself as a good client with a positive credit history.
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.