Lela would like to start a clothes trading business. She is experienced in this field as she was involved in a trading business three years ago. She has requested loans from local financial institutions several times to obtain family business start-up capital, but without success. Her loan request was rejected each time because of her low income and the family’s poor living conditions.
Lela has now requested a loan from Credo in order to start up her clothes trading business, and she has been approved for a loan within the framework of a 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 because they are regarded as “high risk borrowers” due to their low income.
With her credit, Lela will begin trading in clothing items. She plans to go to Turkey, where she will purchase clothing from wholesalers, and then she will resell these items among her local villagers at a higher price. This new business initiative, financed with the Kiva start-up loan, will significantly improve the living conditions of the family.
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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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