Tahir is 51 years old, married and the father of two children. Tahir is very popular in his region as a good merchant. He is selling pots and pans in his market. He has 20 years of experience in this field. His wife stays at home but sometimes she also helps him to sell goods. The products that his customers like best are those that are used in the kitchen like pots, utensils, pans, buckets, etc. His profit from this business is 150 AZN.
His shop hours are from eight o'clock in the morning until ten o'clock at night. It is the only business specializing in this sector and there are no other similar shops. He feels happy because thanks to his work, he gets a sense of fulfillment. He really wants to continue working and to be able to expand his business.
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.