Rena I. is a 38-year-old mother of four lovely children. She sells milk and yogurt to the local people and has twelve years of experience in this field. Because of hard living conditions, she got married at a very young age. Her husband helps her with selling dairy products.
Her dream is to provide her children with access to education, but this requires more funds that she is earning now. To improve their living conditions, she has decided to purchase one additional milking cow. For this purpose she has applied for a loan of 800 USD. Rena believes this loan will be one more step toward achieving to her dream, and thanks everyone for their support.
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.