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Ketevan
Ketevan is a 33-year-old married woman. She lives with her husband, two children and parents-in-law in Batumi district. Her husband serves local people as a taxi driver and generates income. Ketevan is unemployed now. She worked as a cosmetologist and is experienced in this field. She decided to start her own business and requested a loan. The Start Up program, which is a joint initiative of Kiva and Credo, enables her to get a loan of $350 to purchase equipment and work as a cosmetologist from home.

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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.

About Georgia

  • $4,600
    Average annual income
  • 90
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    Georgia Loans Fundraising
  • $7,568,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Ketevan to purchase cosmetic equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 29, 2013
Listed
Oct 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014