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Artur
Artur is 36 years old. He lives in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, with his 35-year-old wife and their two children who are going to school. Artur 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 low income and family’s poor living conditions.

The only source of income for the family is the monthly salary of Artur’s wife. She is working at the beauty salon as an administrator. The family's total income is so small that they rarely can cover their monthly expenses.

Artur requested a loan from Credo to start up his family business. Artur 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 the provision of business startup 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 Artur will purchase a car. He will drive the car as a taxi and earn a daily income. This additional income will help him to improve his family living conditions and provide his children with education in the future.

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
  • $7,088,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Expired
A loan of $3,000 helped Artur to purchase a car to drive as a taxi.
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 19, 2013
Listed
May 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Expired:
Jun 4, 2013