During these years Vusala has gained enough skill and experience to run her farm, thanks to her father`s own experience as a farmer. She chose this profession because it is profitable. She usually sells her crops in the central bazaar, earning a monthly income of 120 AZN.
In her country fresh fruits and vegetables are in high demand. Fruit and fresh fruit drinks are often found on an Azerbaijan family’s table. People also use fresh vegetables every day and consider them healthy. Many national dishes such as pilau and dolmas are made from vegetables.
As fresh produce is in high demand, Vusala wants to expand her farm. She knows producing more fruits and vegetables to meet market demands will increase her monthly income. For this purpose she has applied for a 1000 AZN loan from Aqroinvest Credit Union. With it she will buy new garden tools, seeds and fertilizer.
About AqroinvestAqroinvest 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.
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