Natela is 55 years old and lives in a small village of Khelvachauri district. She is married and lives with her husband, Ivane, in a humble house. Ivane is unemployed, and Natela works very hard to bring bread home every day since she has no other source of income besides agriculture.
Natela has worked in agriculture for many years. Her main crops are citrus and different kinds of vegetables. Year after year, she repeats this activity because that's the way she has learned to earn a living. For the past 10 years, she has been a vendor who sells variety of vegetables and fruits at the local open market. Natela has a deep knowledge of the market and client demand. Total average monthly income of the family is 870 Laris.
Natela requested a loan to expand her poultry farming. With this loan, she will be able to feed chickens and then sell hens at a good price. Natela considers her business to be profitable, since it generates a good income that enables her to improve the living conditions of the family.
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.