The source of income for the family is an agricultural business. They have a small vineyard and a plot of land where citrus, nuts, and maize are grown. Tamara sells the harvested products at the local open market.
Tamaz works as a watchman at the local school, and gets nearly $60 per month.
Tamara and her husband decided to start a new business as their existing income wasn't enough for the family. Her loan request was approved in the frame of a new joint initiative between Kiva and Credo. The start-up loan program envisages the provisions of business start-up and re-startup credits with soft conditions to the country's rural poor, who do not have access to credit products, being regarded as “high risk borrowers” because of their low incomes.
With the loan, Tamara will purchase a car and her husband will service the local people as a taxi driver. They also will use the car in trading, and save the transportation costs of their harvested products. The income of the family will increase, and they will be able to improve their living conditions. 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 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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