The family's main source of the income is monthly salaries and pensions. Gela is a taxi driver and earns a small daily income. Gocha is working in the military and Guram is an invalid and gets a monthly pension from the local government institutions. Additional family income is Anzor’s father’s monthly pension.
Anzor requested a loan from Credo to start up a family business. He 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 credit, Anzor will renovate his new apartment to rent it out. He will purchase all the needed materials and pay the workers. As Batumi is a popular district for summer season, not only for locals but also for foreigners, the apartments for renting are highly requested in season. Anzor will renovate his apartment and rent it out to have additional income for his big family. With the increased income he will be able to provide better living conditions for his invalid son and retired father, both of whom need a lot of support due to their 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 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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