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David
59 years old David lives in the a small village of Chiatura district, Tsasri with his 59 year old wife Neli and 92 year old mother Nina. David requested loan from local financial institutions several times for family business start-up, but without any success. His loan request was rejected all the time, because of low income and family’s poor living conditions.
Family runs an agricultural business. In particular, they own a vineyard and an agricultural plot of land. David cultivates the land seasonally and sows different kinds of vegetables. Harvested products are sold locally at the markets. Family additional income is David’s mother’s monthly pension.
David requested loan from Credo to start-up family business. David 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 David will purchase a milk cow. Neli will be milking the cow every day and producing dairy products. It will be sold together will the harvested products among the villagers and at the local markets. This will help David to earn good profit, which he wants to use for expanding his agricultural business and renovating their house to have better 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 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.

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  • $4,600
    Average annual income
  • 44
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    Georgia Loans Fundraising
  • $7,015,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.6
    Georgia Lari (GEL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped David to buy a milk cow and produce dairy products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 2, 2013
Listed
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014