Valida, 55, is married and has 6 children. She is an Internally Displaced Person from the city of Cabrayil and currently lives in Bilasuvar. Her family's only source of income is selling vegetables and fresh fruit. She started the business 13 years ago, selling fresh products to customers.
This is her first loan from Aqroinvest and Kiva. It’s for 1000 AZN that she needs to stock up on more fruit and vegetables and also to repair her vehicle which is her work tool so that she can continue getting from place to place as she has done to date. Valida's goal in life is to continue working to provide a better life for her family.
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.