Eldar is 53 years old. He lives in Marneuli District with his 29-year-old daughter. Eldar requested a loan from local financial institutions several times for a 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 family is out of sources of income at the moment. Eldar requested a loan from Credo to start up a family business. Eldar 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 Eldar will purchase a car. He will drive the car as a taxi to serve local people and earn daily income. This will help him to cover the family expenses and improve their living conditions. Eldar awaits your support.
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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 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.