Total loan: $1,950


Zugdidi, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Georgia / Services

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A loan helped to open a beauty salon.

Svetlana's story

Svetlana is a 58-year-old widow from the Zugdidi district of Georgia, who has a son and granddaughter. She earns an income from a running a stand at the local market, where she sells slippers and straws. Svetlana is unable to make a significant income from this, which is why the family finds it hard to meet all their daily expenses. She has a great desire to start another more profitable activity and has requested a loan for this purpose. Svetlana has received credit in the framework of a joint initiative of Kiva and Credo - Startup Program, which gives rural poor people the chance to start or re-start businesses. With the requested amount, Svetlana plans to open a beauty salon locally and create a stable source of income for her family. She has already found a place and needs money to buy all the needed furniture and tools to make a comfortable place for customers. Svetlana and her family are really grateful for the chance that Kiva lenders can give them, to create financial stability and a significant source of income.