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Khatuna
40-year-old Khatuna lives in Batumi district with her 50-year-old husband and two children (21 and 16 years old). Khatuna requested a loan from local financial institutions several times for family business start-up, but without any success. Her loan request was rejected all the time, because of low income and the family’s poor living conditions.

Khatuna’s husband is a tinsmith. He is working on private orders and earns a small monthly income which is rarely enough to cover their food expenses.

Khatuna requested a loan from Credo to start-up a family business. Khatuna 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 her credit Khatuna will purchase inventory for her newly opened beauty salon. She has opened the salon recently and needs to add more inventory to start the business. Khatuna is a professional stylist, so she will work in the salon herself in order to decrease the expenses and increase the income. 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

  • $4,600
    Average annual income
  • 56
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    Georgia Loans Fundraising
  • $6,854,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Khatuna to purchase inventory for her newly opened beauty salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 23, 2013
Listed
May 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 17, 2013