The only source of income for the family is from the agricultural activities. In particular, they have two pigs and sell piglets seasonally. In addition, they have a vineyard with 600 samples of wine trees. They produce wine for selling locally. There is hardly enough income to buy food for the family. According to Credo estimations, the family belongs to the subsistence poor category.
Besik requested a loan from local financial institutions several times for a family business start-up, but without any success. His loan request was rejected each time, because of their low income and the family’s poor living conditions.
Besik has now 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 the 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, and are regarded as “high risk borrowers” because of low income.
With the credit received, Besik will purchase a minibus. After purchasing a minibus, Besik will be able to work for a private company, which produces metal equipment. Besik will transport the equipment with his minibus and 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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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 CredoLLC 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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