Amirov A. is a 44-year-old man who has bred calves for seven years. He lives and works with his family in a small village of Imishli region. His business needs to be developed, such as purchasing 2 cows for $600 USD each. For this purpose, he has applied for $1200 USD. He believes this loan can improve his family and his life in general. He is going to start selling dairy products, such as milk and yoghurt.
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.