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Zaira
Zaira is 63 years old. She lives in Batumi District with her husband and daughter. Her husband is provided with a retirement pension. Zaira requested a loan from local financial institutions several times for family business start-up, but without any success. Her loan request was rejected all the time, because of low income and family’s poor living conditions.

Zaira rents out a flat and gets monthly income. Besides, she teaches Russian language lessons. This is hardly enough for food for the family. According to Credo estimations the family belongs to the subsistence poor category.

Zaira requested a 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. 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 the received credit Zaira will trade in used clothing. She plans to purchase used clothing from the wholesalers and then resell it at a higher price. This will increase the income of the 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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More information about this loan

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
  • 96
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  • $7,312,700
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Zaira to buy and sell used clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 30, 2013
Listed
Feb 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014