The only source of income for the family is the monthly pension of George’s mother. It makes a total of 150 Laris per month. It is hardly enough for food for a three-member family. According to Credo estimations the family belongs to the subsistence poor category.
George requested a loan from Credo to start up a family business. His loan request was approved in the frame of a new joint initiative of Kiva and Credo. The start-up loan program envisions the provision of business start up and re-startup credits with soft conditions to country rural poor, who do not have access to credit products, being regarded as “high risk borrowers” because of low income. With the received credit George will rent space and start an auto repair business. George plans to purchase essential auto repair installations such as a tire changer and trim controller in order to respond rapidly to his clients' problems. He believes that acting properly is really essential to attracting more customers. The new business initiative, financed with the Kiva start-up loan will significantly improve the living conditions of the family.
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This loan is part of Credo's startup loan program targeting particularly vulnerable clients who live at the subsistence level and have been unable to obtain credit due to lack of income from an existing business. This program offers them a longer repayment term and an annual interest rate that is 5% lower than the standard interest rate. By funding this loan, you are supporting a program that gives borrowers a second chance to start and grow small businesses. This has the potential to alleviate the effects of poverty, significantly improving borrowers' incomes and their families' quality of life. Learn more about Credo's startup loan program on the Kiva Blog.
About LLC Micro Finance Organization CredoLLC 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.
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