Agaselim A. is a 63-year-old farmer who has run his dairy and poultry businesses in the small village of Imishli region since 1995. He is married and has two children. He would like to expand his business by purchasing 2 additional milk cows to expand the sale of his dairy products.
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.