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Gela is 23 years old, a craftsman from village Kisiskhevi, East Georgia. Gela is married and lives with his wife Anano and parents in the village.

He is a craftsman and makes various items from gypsum plaster. Besides his main handicraft, Gela is also busy with the agricultural business of the family. In particular, the family has a milk cow, three pigs, and two sheep. The family sells milk, piglets and lambs. The total income of the family is approximately 1200 Laris per month.

With the requested credit Gela will purchase calves to raise. After a year they will be milked and the family will be able to sell more milk. That will positively impact the family’s income. In the future Gela plans to further expand their dairy farm.

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About LLC Micro Finance Organization Credo

LLC Credo (Credo) is a microfinance organization in Georgia that provides sustainable credit services to alleviate poverty in rural areas, including business loans, agriculture loans, household loans, crop insurance and more. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to help the organization expand its outreach to even more entrepreneurs, farmers and households in remote areas.

About Georgia

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 42
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    Georgia Loans Fundraising
  • $7,896,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.7
    Georgia Lari (GEL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Gela to purchase calves for their dairy farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2011
May 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012