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Asmat
Asmat is 54 years old. She lives in Matani village, Akhmeta district with her 25-year-old son, David. Asmat requested a loan from local financial institutions several times for a family business start-up, but without any success. Her loan request was rejected all the time because of low income and the family’s poor living conditions. The only source of the income for the family is David’s salary. He is working at the local mail office and earns a small monthly salary.

Asmat requested a loan from Credo to start-up a family business. Asmat 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 her credit, Asmat will start trading with clothes. She will purchase clothes at the wholesale price from the big market in the capital city, bring them to her district and sell to her villagers with a price markup. This will give her an opportunity to earn additional income for the family and provide better living conditions.

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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.

About Georgia

  • $4,600
    Average annual income
  • 75
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    Georgia Loans Fundraising
  • $6,886,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Asmat to start trading with clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 3, 2013
Listed
May 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014