Nato is from the village of Asureti in West Georgia. She is 43 years old, married and lives with her family: husband - Merab and 18-year-old son. Her son is a student.
Nato works as a baby-sitter in the village. Merab is a worker, he works on house renovations. Along with their main jobs, Nato and Merab are busy with the family's dairy farm. They have 2 milk cows. Nato produces cheese and Merab sells on average 40 kg of this product per month in Tbilisi, the capital city of the country. The total average monthly income for the family is 550 Laris.
Nato requested credit to expand her existing cattle shed. In the nearest future, she plans to increase the amount of cows in the family's dairy farm, but the existing shed is too small for additional cows. When the family has more cows, they will increase the production and sales of cheese and get more income. They will be able to purchase additional household goods to improve the family's living conditions.
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.