Dodo is 61 years old and lives in a small village of Zestaponi district. She has a husband, two grown sons, a granddaughter and a daughter-in-law. Dodo and her husband are provided with a retirement pension. Dodo’s daughter-in-law works in Greece to help her family. Her sons are builders and get monthly income. Dodo is involved in an agricultural business. In particular, she has a plot of land, where different kinds of vegetables are grown. In addition, the family owns a vineyard. They pick grapes and produce wine and vodka. Besides these activities, Dodo has a small dairy farm. She owns 3 milking cows and produces cheese. She has 2 pigs as well. Dodo sells her agricultural and dairy production locally: grapes, wine, vodka, cheese and piglets.
She requested a loan for purchasing a milking cow. Dodo will be able to produce and sell more cheese. Thus, she wants to expand her business in order to earn a good profit. With increased profits, she will be able to reinvest in her agricultural business, as well as spend more on the family’s daily needs and the living conditions of the family will be improved.
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.