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Aleksandre
Aleksandre is 51 years-old. He lives in the capital city of Georgia, Tbilisi, with his 40 year-old wife Khatuna. Aleksandre has requested loans from local financial institutions several times to start up a family business but without any success. His loan requests were rejected because of low income and the family’s poor living conditions.

Khatuna is a dance teacher. She owns a small dance studio and earns a small monthly income which is the only source of income for the family.

Aleksandre requested a loan from Kiva partner Credo in order to start-up a family business. Aleksandre 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 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 loan Aleksandre will purchase a car to drive as a taxi. He will serve the locals by providing transport and will earn a small daily income for the family. Aleksandre is a very hard working man and he will work long hours to earn a good profit. The increased income will give him an opportunity to improve the family standard of living.

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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
  • 41
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    Georgia Loans Fundraising
  • $7,802,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Aleksandre to purchase a car to drive as a taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 15, 2013
Listed
May 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014