The main source of income for this 6-person family is farming. The family owns 0.3 hectares of land, where they grow fruits and vegetables. Merab sells the harvested vegetables and fruits to greengrocery retailers. Along with the agriculture, Merab works as a driver in a local company, earning a salary. The family's total average monthly income is 700 GEL, including Merab’s father's pension.
Merab has requested a loan to purchase materials for greenhouse construction. He will buy wooden materials and polyethylene and construct a greenhouse. When the family will have the greenhouse, they will be able to grow cucumbers and tomatoes in the winter and spring months and sell them to their partner retailers. The family's income will increase. Merab and Maya plan to use the anticipated profits to improve the family's living conditions.
About LLC Micro Finance Organization CredoLLC 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.
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