Irina is 42 years old. She lives in a village in the Tetritskaro district with her family--her husband, Mamuka, her 23-year-old son, and a daughter-in-law. Mamuka is unemployed at the moment, while Irina’s son serves in the country’s army forces. Irina manages the agricultural business of the family. She has a milk cow and makes cheese, which she sells to local dairy product retailers in the village. The total average monthly income of the family is 900 Laris, including the salary of Irina’s son.
Irina requested a loan for cultivation of the family-owned plot of land, where she plans to sow vegetables. Irina and Mamuka will work hard during the spring and summer months. They will harvest vegetables in the summer, which will be sold in the village to greengrocers. The income of the family will increase, which will help them satisfy their daily needs and improve their 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.