Azizali N. is a 56-year-old cattleman who is married and has four children. Owing to his father, who was a farmer, Azizali has been associated with this business since he was young. He purchases the cattle in the local market and then raises and sells them. The cattle are kept in the house and it takes a lot of effort to care for them. Every day, Azizali gets up early in the morning to feed the animals. And all day, until late at night, he is busy looking after the cattle. Azizali says that he works with only one aim in mind: to provide his children with a proper education. Now, Azizali would like to expand his business by purchasing two more calves. With your help, he hopes to achieve his goal.
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.