Mariam is from the village of Martkopi in Gardabani District. She is 57 years old and lives with her husband, three children, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren. Mariam’s elder daughter works as a pharmacist and the younger is a saleslady at a local store. Both of them earn small monthly salaries. In addition, Mariam’s husband works as an artisan and Mariam is a shop assistant. The family runs a small dairy farm as well. They have a milk cow and sell milk to the village.
Mariam is requesting a loan to expand the family's agro-business. In particular, she will buy piglets and food for them. After the piglets are grown, in four or five months, they will be sold at a higher price. The additional profits earned by the family will help them to improve their living conditions.
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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.