Tahir H. is 53 years old and is married. He fled to Bilasuvar during Azerbaijan-Armenian conflict in 1993. Twenty years ago, he started his business of raising cattle. His primary business is with the local bazaar and restaurants. Also, during harvest season, Tahir works as a field-hand to help with the harvest. Despite having two jobs, his business is still quite small and doesn't generate enough income for the whole family. Tahir would like to request a loan to expand his business. He will use the profit generated by the business to repay the loan on time. Tahir is asking for a loan of 1200 USD in order to buy more calves to raise. Tahir thanks you for the loan.
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.