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Temur
Temur lives in the town of Kutaisi. He is 61 years old and lives with son, daughter-in-law, and 6-year-old grandson. Temur is an auto-mechanic and works at the nearby village. He gets a small monthly salary as well as his son, who is a distributor at a private company.

Temur decided to start his business as their existing income isn’t enough for the family and their living conditions are poor. His loan request was approved in the framework of a new joint initiative of Kiva and Credo. The start-up loan program envisages the provision of business start-up and restartup credits with soft conditions to country rural poor who do not have access to credit products, being regarded as “high risk borrowers” because of low income.

With the received credit, Temur will purchase a car and serve local people as a taxi driver during his free time. The income of the family will increase and they will be able to improve the living conditions of the family. Along with the above mentioned, the family will have enough income to access regular credit products available in the country’s capital market, in case of need.

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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
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  • $7,568,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,900 helped Temur to purchase a car to use as a taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 10, 2013
Listed
Jul 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014