Huseyin is a 23-year-old man, single and living with his parents. Huseyin has been breeding chickens, turkeys and geese for two years. After several attempts to find job he gave up and decided to start his business. With the help of his father, who invested in his business, Huseyin bought first poultry.
Huseyin usually sells poultry in the central bazaar or to private customers. His monthly income is 230 AZN. People in Azerbaijan eat poultry and use it in everyday dishes. Most popular dishes made of chicken and turkey are kabab (grilled meat) and different soups. Depending on the season the popularity of poultry is different. For example, chicken is popular all year, turkey in spring and autumn, and goose in winter.
Huseyin wants to expand his business and improve the living conditions of his family. He applied for 1000 AZN loan to purchase more poultry.
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.