Mehbara is a 57-year-old mother with 3 sons in her care. She lives in her own house with her husband and children. She works at raising and selling small livestock such as sheep, and she has 20 years of experience with this work. For this purpose, she has constructed appropriate and spacious pens to raise her animals more effectively. When the animals reach the ideal size and weight, she sells them at the local market.
Mehbara requested a loan from AqroInvest for 1,500 AZN, which she will use to buy small livestock to raise, as well as balanced feed for her sheep. In this way, she will achieve better development and will be able to sell them for a better price.
She is a person who is very well-known and respected by the inhabitants of the area where she lives. The people who know her consider her a good-natured and very responsible person.
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.