Nusrat is 43 years old, married, and raising four children. He is an internally displaced person (IDP) from the town of Cabrayil. Nusrat has been involved in animal husbandry since 2004 to provide a source of income for his family. Animal husbandry is the family business: Nusrat's father and brother are also actively involved in breeding livestock.
Nusrat is requesting an 800 AZN loan from AqroInvest and Kiva to buy a cow with a calf. He hopes to further develop his business.
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.