Zulfiyya A. is 40-year-old woman who runs her own small business raising sheep and cattle for meat production. She sells fattened and raised animals to the local livestock bazaar or to the restaurants. She has been in this business since she got married. Because she was unemployed, her husband offered her an opportunity to begin raising cattle. Soon, this business start bringing stable income to her family, which consists of three children.
Zulfiyya would like to expand her sheep herd and purchase one more calf. For this purpose, she has applied for a loan of $1200 USD to purchase five sheep, one calf and fodder. Zulfiyya and her family count on you for your help.
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.