Nazakat is 38 years old and is a very responsible and hardworking woman. She is married and has five children. She has been engaged in poultry breeding for the last 9 years. Her husband is unemployed and her business is the only source of income for her family. Her daughter helps Nazakat to look after the poultry.
Poultry meat is very popular among the local people and many national dishes are made of chicken and turkey. People use different kinds of poultry meat in different seasons. In autumn and winter, people use goose and turkey, in spring and summer only chicken. Nazakat's income per month is 300 AZN.
Now Nazakat would like to increase her number of poultry and for this purpose she applied for 1000 AZN. She is going to buy more chickens, sell them for a profitable price, and hence increase her profit.
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.