Eka is 34 years old and lives in the Zestaponi district of West Georgia. She is married and lives with her husband, her two children (who are 11 and 12 years old) and her parents-in-law. Ekas’s husband works as an artisan and her parents-in-law are pensioners. Both of her children go to the local school.
Eka runs the family's agricultural business. She owns a milk cow, and uses its milk to make cheese products. The family also has two hectares of land and a vineyard where they grow different kinds of vegetables and harvest grapes in the late summer. In addition, Eka is involved in poultry farming and grows chickens. She sells an average of 500 chicks per month, along with the cheese and grapes.
Eka is a hard-working young woman with a great desire to get ahead. She is requesting this loan to buy materials to build a greenhouse. She will use the greenhouse to grow vegetables year-round, and will sell her produce to retailers. The greenhouse will provide the family with a much larger income and allow Eka to reinvest her profits in family agricultural activities and improving 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.