Ilgar Q. is 42 years old. He opened his shop in 2004 to support his wife and two children. They live as Internally Displaced Persons in Bilasuvar, a region in the southern part of Azerbaijan. Bayram is requesting $1200 USD to be repaid over 18 months to increase the inventory of his shop.
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.