The only source of income for the family is from agricultural activities. In particular, they have a 0.6-hectare plot of agricultural land, where they grow maize and haricot (beans). They sell the harvested products at local markets. It is hardly enough to provide food for the family. According to Credo estimations, the family belongs in the subsistence poor category.
Kandit requested a loan from Credo to start a family business. Kandit has now been approved for a loan within the framework of a new joint initiative between Kiva and Credo. The start-up loan program provides credit with "soft conditions" to start or restart businesses. The program is targeted 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 incomes. With his credit Kandit will purchase a milking cow. After purchasing a milking cow, he will be able to produce dairy products and sell them locally. This will increase the income of his family. 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 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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