Total loan: $875


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Misaktsieli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Georgia / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a milk cow.

Manana's story

Manana is a 57-year-old single woman from the village of Misaktsieli, Georgia. She lives alone and is involved in agricultural activity. Particularly, Manana cultivates a plot of agricultural land where maize is grown. Seasonally she sells the harvested products at a local market. Her living condition falls in to the category of the subsistence poor because she has no source of income besides her seasonal harvest. Therefore, she lives in poverty. Manana lacks access to capital markets and financial institutions to obtain credit for starting a business, as they require a stable income and business experience. The Start Up program created by Kiva and Credo enabled her to obtain a loan of 1,500 GEL and start dairy farming. Manana will purchase a milk cow, produce milk products, and sell them locally. This will give her a chance to have a more stable income and manage financial difficulties more effectively. Manana will be really grateful for your help, for giving her the chance at a better life.