Aygun is 45 years old woman who raises and sells fruits and vegetables. She is farmer and market vendor at the same time. She is married and has seven children. She has 15 years of experience in raising crops. She usually sells them from her yard and from her shop. Her monthly income is 100 AZN.
Raising crops takes a lot of strength and requires physical work which is hard for one woman, hence her elder son helps her to raise crops and takes them to the shop. She raises cucumbers, tomatoes, pears, potatoes, carrots, apples, cherries and onions.
She applied for 2,000 AZN loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer to improve quality of her land.
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.