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Zhora
Zhora is 23 years old. He lives in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, with his wife and an infant child. Zhora requested a loan from local financial institutions several times for family business start-up, but without any success. His loan request was rejected all the time, because of low income and his family’s poor living conditions.

The only source of income for the family is income earned by Zhora working as a operator at a private company. It totals 400 Laris (GEL). It is hardly enough for food for the family. According to Credo estimations the family belongs to the subsistence poor category.

Zhora 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. This start-up loan program envisages provision of business start-up and re-startup credits with soft conditions to country rural poor, who do not have access to credit products, being regarded as “high risk borrowers” because of low income.

With the received credit Zhora will rent a commercial space and open an auto parts shop. He will buy and sell auto parts and will have a chance to increase the income of his family. The new business initiative, financed with the Kiva Start-up loan will significantly improve the living conditions of the 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
  • 53
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    Georgia Loans Fundraising
  • $6,847,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Zhora to rent a commercial space and open an auto parts shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 4, 2013
Listed
Apr 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 17, 2014