Total loan: $1,725


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Metekhi, Shida Kartli, Georgia / Food

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A loan helped to purchase piglets and buy fruits and vegetables to sell.

Sopio's story

Sopio is 37 years old. She lives in the small village of Kaspi district with her husband, an infant child, and mother-in-law. Her mother-in-law has chronic health problems and gets small monthly assistance from the local government institutions, which is hardly enough to cover her monthly medicine expenses. The family belongs to the subsistence poor category, since they have no source of income and live under poverty. Due to the above-mentioned situation, Sopio is not able to receive credit from the local financial providers to start a business. Sopio's request has now been approved within the framework of Kiva and Credo and she is able to use the start-up loan to set up a store located near her house, where she will trade fruits and vegetables. The loan of GEL 3,000 will help her to purchase a stock of fruits and vegetables. Sopio will also purchase piglets to raise. After the store is opened, the family will have a stable income, which enables them to cover everyday costs as well as expand the business in the future. Along with the store, Sopio will actively be involved in the husbandry business to raise piglets and expand this business in the future, for more income.