His financial situation caused him to start his trading business in 2004. For the present time, Saleh runs his own shop. According to him, he enjoys his business and is always glad to serve clients. However, recently he has faced some hardships in his trading business. He needs 1200 USD that will be used to as follows: $350 he will use to pay the rent , $300 to buy shop windows and $550 to buy a new consignment of goods.
About Aqroinvest:Aqroinvest Credit Union was founded in 2001 by a group of 32 farmers from Imishli. It has since grown to become the largest credit union in Azerbaijan, owned by its more than 5,400 borrowers and boasting a portfolio of nearly US$12 million.
AqroInvest is focused on providing loans to the following groups of people: rural farmers, people living in distant southern villages with little or no access to finance and internally displaced people and refugees, many of whom lost their homes and livelihoods during the violent conflicts in the 1990s.
In May 2011, Aqroinvest started a new project with Kiva proving higher education loans to students. The project gives students the support and financing they need to continue their education and helps pay for tuition fees at various universities in Azerbaijan. Aqroinvest is the first credit union in the country to offer students loans.
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