Sultane I. is a 38-year-old woman who keeps a store where she sells different kind of goods. She started her business in 2002 in her home town Saatli. She is married and has 2 daughters. Sultane applied for 1000 AZN to purchase more food and expand her 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.