Aybeniz Q. is 50 years old and has run her store in her home town, Imishli, since 1997. She is married and has 2 children. This shop is her only source of income. She applied for 1200 USD to expand her business. This is Aybeniz’s second loan from AqroInvest (Kiva’s Field Partner). She used the first loan to purchase goods, and she repaid it successfully.
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.