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Levan is 31 years old, married, and lives in Khashuri district with his retired mother, wife and an infant son. Levan is involved in his newly-started business of importing cars. The cars are sent from Germany and Levan sells them in Georgia for a profit. Several months ago, Levan decided to expand his business to supplement his income, but his loan requests have been rejected several times by local financial institutions. He lacks experience with new business start-ups and does not qualify for a traditional loan under income requirements.

Levan is requesting a loan under the framework of a new joint initiative between Kiva and Credo. This loan program provides start-up and restart-up loans with reduced requirements for the rural poor who do not have access to many credit products because they are regarded as “high-risk borrowers." Levan will use his loan to go to Germany himself and purchase two cars to resell for a profit. He hopes that his business will be profitable. By increasing his monthly income, he hopes that the new business initiative will significantly improve the living conditions of his 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 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.

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  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 36
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  • $7,908,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $5,000 helped Levan to purchase cars for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 28, 2012
Jan 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014