Akaki is a joiner. He has a small workshop in the village of Ivandidi in the Imereti Region of West Georgia, where he lives with his big family: his wife Tsiala, their 34-year-old daughter, their son-in-law, and their two grandchildren, an eight-year-old boy and a one-year-old girl. Akaki studied joinery 20 years ago, and since then it has been the main source of income for him and his family. In his workshop, Akaki produces wooden doors and windows on order. His average monthly income is 800 laris. He loves his work and his workshop. Akaki’s son-in-law works as a night watchman for a local company. Tsiala and her daughter are housewives.
Akaki has requested a loan to purchase wooden raw materials. He will use the raw materials to complete orders from customers in Ivandidi and nearby villages. As usual, his profits will be used to satisfy the daily needs of his family.
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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.