Dato has requested a loan from Credo to start trading in fruit and vegetables. His loan request was approved as part of the new joint initiative of Kiva and Credo. The start-up loan program provides business start-ups and re-startups with credit with soft conditions to the vulnerable poor who do not have access to credit products, since they are regarded as “high-risk borrowers” because of their low income.
With the received credit, Dato will purchase fruits and vegetables in East Georgia, where prices are low, and sell the products in his district with a price mark-up. He will use his own van to make deliveries. Dato plans to increase the turnover in his trade business gradually. With this loan, the family will generate enough income to access regularly available credit products in the country’s capital market, in the event they need it.
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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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