The main source of the income for the family is from agricultural activities. In particular, they have two milk cows and two pigs. Also they own a vineyard and plot of agricultural land where they grow vegetables. The cows are milked to make dairy products, and from the pigs they get piglets, which are sold with the dairy and harvested products locally at the markets. Akaki also has a car and he drives it as a taxi to earn additional income for the family.
Akaki requested loan from Credo to start up a family business. Akaki has now been approved for a loan within the framework of the new joint initiative of Kiva and Credo. The start-up loan program provides 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, Akaki will purchase calves. He wants to expand his agricultural business. He will raise the calves and sell them at a better price and earn additional income. He will reinvest part of the profit in the same business and he will use another part to improve his family's 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 CredoLLC 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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