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Besik
Besik is 28 years old. He lives in the Samtredia District with his wife and two children. Besik requested loans from local financial institutions several times for his family business start-up, but without any success. His loan request was rejected each time, because of low income and the family’s poor living conditions.

The only source of the income for the family was his car, as he had worked as a taxi driver. It is hardly enough to provide food for the family. According to Credo estimations the family. belongs to the subsistence poor category.

Besik requested a loan from Credo to start up his family business. Besik 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, Besik will fix his car. As the car is fixed, he will continue working as a taxi driver. This will increase 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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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

  • $6,100
    Average annual income
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  • $7,799,500
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Besik to renovate his car and continue working as a taxi driver.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 27, 2013
Listed
May 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 18, 2013