Total loan: $1,675


Kutaisi, Imereti, Georgia / Clothing

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A loan helped to start a trading business with clothing.

Irina's story

Irina is 47 years old, from Kutaisi city. She lives with her pensioner father and husband, and son who is temporarily unemployed. Irina is the only employed person in the family. Specifically, she works as a sales lady at the local store and gets approximately 250 GEL. The family finds it hard to tackle with the financial difficulties and make the living wage.

Because of the above mentioned situation, Irina decided somehow to increase the income of her family and start a parallel business activity. After several unsuccessful attempts, Irina applied for credit from MFO Credo. Her request was approved in the framework of the Start-Up program, which is joint initiative with Kiva, permitting the rural poor to start or re-start businesses.

Irina plans to purchase a stock of clothing and start a trading business in her community. She will sell the products in her free time and will get the additional income that will help her to to meet all family-expenses more effectively.

She is a very enthusiastic and hard working person with a great desire to ensure her family members a good style of life. This credit will be a great support for the family.

Irina is thankful to Kiva lenders for giving her a chance to generate additional income.