Badri runs an agricultural business and breeds four milk cows, two calves and a pig. Badri’s wife Madona produces cheese to sell with the received milk. The couple also sells nuts, maize and laurel leaves which are grown on their piece of land. In addition, Badri has a tractor and serves local farmers on tilling and planting seasons in return for a service fee.
Badri and Madona work hard all day long, but their earnings are modest for the purposes of saving and improving their standard of living.
Badri is requesting a start-up loan to purchase a mini-bus. He will use it as a school bus and transport local children to school, which is located very far from the village. The children go to school with difficulty, and it takes them much time. The school administration will pay for the service, and Badri will generate income.
Badri and his villagers hope for your support.
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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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