Tsiuri is 52 years old. She is from the village of Geguti, Imereti Region, West Georgia. Tsiuri is married and lives with her family: husband,Grigol; two sons (26 and 34 years old); daughter-in-law and two grandchildren (14 and 12 years old).
All the family members are involved in the family's agricultural business, led by Tsiuri. It is the only source of income for them. They have four milk cows and sell cheese at the local market. Along with the dairy farm, the family has two greenhouses where greens, cucumbers and tomatoes are grown. From October to May, the greenhouses are used for growing greens, and in the summer months, they are used for growing vegetables (cucumbers and tomatoes). Harvested greens are sold to local wholesalers. As for vegetables, Tsiuri sells them at the local open market. The total average monthly income of the family is 1,300 laris (approximately $780 US).
Tsiuri requested credit to purchase wooden materials for renovation of a third greenhouse. After it is renovated, Tsiuri will use it for growing greens and vegetables. She will sell more products and increase the income of the family. It will allow them to improve the living conditions for all family members, especially the children.
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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.