Qadir is a 49-year-old married man with two sons. He is an entrepreneur and keeps a café. He has four years of experience in the service field.
Qadir serves the local people with lunches, dinners and teas. People in Azerbaijan like to have lunch of national dishes in cafes. Also, spending long evenings at tea is one of the main activities of the local people. Qadir starts his job early in the morning to prepare the national dishes for lunch. He says that the most popular dishes are soups and dolma. His monthly income is 260 AZN.
Qadir has applied for a loan of 1000 AZN. He will use this loan to purchase plastic chairs, new plates and tableware.
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.