Vuqar lives in Agsu, Azerbaijan. He is married and has one school-aged son. He owns a a vegetable stand in a busy market which has many clients.
Vuqar applied for a loan of 1000 AZN to purchase additional stocks of vegetables. His challenge in business is a lack of adequate capital. Vuqar hopes this loan will improve the livelihood of his family. This is his first loan from Aqroinvest and Kiva.
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.