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Zamir
Zamir is 36 years old. He lives in the Chakvi district with his 22-year-old wife and retired mother. Zamir requested a loan from local financial institutions several times for a family business start-up but without any success. His loan request was rejected all the time because of low income and the family’s poor living conditions. He is a car artisan and he works on private orders to earn a small monthly salary. Additional family income is Zamir’s mother’s monthly pension. The total income of the family is rarely enough for covering their monthly expenses.

Zamir requested a loan from Credo to start up a family business. He has now been approved for a loan within the framework of the 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 rural poor people who do not have access to credit products. These rural poor people are regarded as “high risk borrowers” because of their low income.

With his credit Zamir will open a car service center. He will rent a commercial space and buy all the needed equipment to start the business. As Zamir is already very experienced in this field and he is well known among the villagers, he hopes his new business will be successful. 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 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.

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  • $4,600
    Average annual income
  • 80
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  • $6,876,175
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Zamir to open a car service center.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 25, 2013
Listed
May 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014