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George
George, 29, lives in Vale District with his 47-year-old mother, Ketevan. He is an artisan, working on construction sites and house renovations for private clients. His monthly salary is small and is the only source of income for the family.


George requested a loan from local financial institutions several times for a family business start-up, but without any success. His loan request was rejected every time because of his low income and the family’s poor living conditions.


George then requested a 1500 GEL start-up loan from Credo. His loan request was approved within the framework of a new joint initiative between Kiva and Credo. This start-up loan program envisions providing start-up and re-startup loans with easy terms to country rural poor who do not have access to credit products, as they are regarded as high-risk borrowers due to low incomes.


George wants to develop his farm, so with his loan he will purchase piglets. Ketevan will look after and raise them. When they are grown, some of the pigs will be sold for their meat, and with some of the profits he will get more piglets. This way he will be able to expand his farming and have a profitable family business.

This new joint initiative between Kiva and Credo will significantly improve the living conditions of George’s 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
  • 79
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    Georgia Loans Fundraising
  • $6,884,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.7
    Georgia Lari (GEL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped George to buy piglets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 23, 2013
Listed
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014