Lasha is a farmer from the village of Chkhenishi, West Georgia. He is married and lives with his family, including his wife Makvala, four-year-old son, and mother (who is retired). Lasha is managing the family's agriculture business. The family owns a dairy farm with five milk cows. Makvala produces and sells an average of 80 kg of traditional Georgian cheese per month. The family has one pig and sells 12 piglets per year, on average. In addition, the family has one hectare of land, where they grow maize and soybeans. Their corn harvest is sold in a local market. The family's total average monthly income is 600 Laris.
Lasha has requested a loan to purchase calves. He will raise the calves during the winter months to sell in the spring. This activity will generate additional income for the family, which they will use to renovate their house in order to create a better living environment.
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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.