A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase calves.

Ivlita's story

Ivlita is from the village Napareuli, Kakheti Region. She is 43 years old and lives with her family, husband Archil, and 22-year-old son. Archil works as a night watchman and their son is unemployed.

According to Credo’s estimations Ivlita’s family belongs to the group of rural subsistence poor. The monthly income of the family is on average 500 Laris. Ivlita cultivates a family-owned plot of the land, where tomatoes and maize are grown. Harvested products are mainly consumed by the family, though some surplus is sold on the local market.

Ivlita received the loan in the framework of a start-up program. She will start a new family business with the loan. She plans to purchase calves. After 12 – 14 month the calves will turn into milk cows. Ivlita will start cheese production. She will sell the cheese on the local market. It will significantly increase the income of the family. Ivlita will be able to purchase additional household goods to improve the family living conditions. Also part of the additional profit will be reinvested in dairy farming, in order to improve it and increase its profitability.

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