Tural is 22 years old and a first-year student of Azerbaijan Technology University. His years for studies are 2011-2015.
He is on the faculty of Consumer Products Technology and Marketing. His parents are working and Tural studies all the time. He has no time for a job, but he needs to pay for his education. Hence for this purpose he applied for 1,200 AZN to pay his second-year tuition fee.
Aqroinvest Credit Union was founded in 2001 by a group of 32 farmers from Imishli. It has since grown to become the largest credit union in Azerbaijan, owned by its more than 5,400 borrowers and boasting a portfolio of nearly US$12 million.
AqroInvest is focused on providing loans to the following groups of people: rural farmers, people living in distant southern villages with little or no access to finance and internally displaced people and refugees, many of whom lost their homes and livelihoods during the violent conflicts in the 1990s.
In May 2011, Aqroinvest started a new project with Kiva proving higher education loans to students. The project gives students the support and financing they need to continue their education and helps pay for tuition fees at various universities in Azerbaijan. Aqroinvest is the first credit union in the country to offer students loans.