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Tamar
Tamar is 44 years old. She lives in the Kutaisi District of Georgia with her husband, their 2 children and her mother. Her mother is provided with a retirement pension. Tamar requested loan from local financial institutions several times for a family business start-up, but without any success. Her loan request was rejected because of low income and the family’s poor living conditions.

The only source of income for the family is Tamar’s salary working as a sales lady at a local grocery store. She only makes 300 Laris per month. It is hardly enough to supply food for the family. According to Credo estimations the family belongs to the subsistence poor category.

Tamar requested loan from Credo to start-up a family business. Her loan request was approved in the frames of new joint initiative of Kiva and Credo. The start-up loan program envisages provision of business start-up and re-startup credits with soft conditions to country rural poor, which do not have access to credit products, being regarded as “high risk borrowers” because of low income. With this loan Tamar will purchase clothing for resell. She plans to go to Turkey and buy clothing to resale in her village at a higher price. This will increase the income of her family. 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 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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  • $4,600
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Tamar to purchase clothing to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 8, 2013
Listed
Jan 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014