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Albert
Albert is 35 years old. He lives in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, with his parents and sister. Several times, Albert requested a loan from local financial institutions for a family business start-up, but without any success. His loan request was rejected each time because of low income and his family’s poor living conditions.

Albert has a car. He is driving it as a taxi and he earns a small, daily income for the family. His sister is working as a stylist in a beauty salon to earn additional income. Their salaries are too small to cover the family's monthly expenses.

Albert requested a loan from Credo to start-up a family business. His loan request was approved in the framework of a new joint initiative between 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, Albert will install gas equipment in his car, since it is much cheaper than petrol. He will continue driving the taxi and his profit will be significantly increased. 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.

About Georgia

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
  • 41
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    Georgia Loans Fundraising
  • $7,800,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Albert to install gas equipment in his taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 4, 2013
Listed
Apr 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 17, 2013