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Ilgar
Ilgar is 22 years old. He lives in Ganjala village, Lagodekhi district with his parents. Ilgar requested loan from local financial institutions several times for a family business start-up, but without any success. His loan requests were rejected because of low income and the family’s poor living conditions.

The only source of the income for the family is from agricultural activities. They have a greenhouse where they grow cucumbers and tomatoes seasonally to sell locally at the markets.

Ilgar requested a loan from Credo to start up a family business. His loan request was approved in the framework of a 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 the country's rural poor, who do not have access to credit products, being regarded as “high-risk borrowers” because of low income.

With the received credit, Ilgar will rent a small commercial space. He will purchase computers and plural techniques. He was working before in a private shop, so he is experienced and knows how to serve people in this field. His shop will be helping all the people who need computer services, as in his village, that’s not accessible for everyone. Ilgar hopes his business will be successful, and he will make a good profit. The new business initiative, financed with the Kiva start-up loan, will significantly improve the living conditions of Ilgar and his family.

Additional Information

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.

About Georgia

  • $4,600
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Georgia Loans Fundraising
  • $7,020,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.7
    Georgia Lari (GEL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,825 helped Ilgar to rent a small commercial space and purchase computers and plural techniques.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 12, 2013
Listed
Mar 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 18, 2013