Asiya is a 34-year-old young woman with three children. She is very kind, caring and also very energetic in her work. Asiya raises cattle, fattens them and sells them for a profitable price. Her husband is the major support for her in this business.
Asiya sells meat at the central bazaar for a profit. In Azerbaijan, there is a high demand for meat, because it is used in a lot of dishes, such as 'kufta' (soup), kababs, 'dolma', etc. Her income from this business is 200 AZN per month. In order to fully support the family, Asiya is looking forward to expanding the business and making it a very successful business.
She has for the second time applied for a loan of 2000 AZN with Aqroinvest, to buy two calves. At this very young age and with a great passion and energy, Asiya plans to become a successful businesswoman in the town. Her good client history is a little proof of this.
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.