Shahin is married and has three sons. Their family is very positive and their relationship is based on love and respect. Shahin has his own business. He is a well-known blacksmith in the neighborhood of Agsu and has a good reputation. He needs to buy electronic devices that are required for his business; he is requesting a loan in the amount of AZN 1,500. His income will go towards improving the living conditions of his family. Shahin is a very ambitious man who is trusting and responsible; with your help he will succeed.
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.