Elshad M. is a 28-year-old farmer who keeps cattle and sells them for meat production. He lives with his parents in the small village of Saatli, Azerbaijan. Elshad works very hard every day of his life to provide a better life for his family. He wakes up early in the morning, cleans the shed, and pastures the calves. Currently, Elshad has three calves and he would like to purchase two more calves to increase his profit, especially since he is going to be married this year. Development of his business is in your hands.
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.