A loan of $600 helped to purchase a calf.

Neli's story

Neli is 63 years old. She lives in the village of Pshaveli in East Georgia. She lives with her husband George. Both of them are retired and get monthly pensions. According to the Credo estimation, the family belongs to the "vulnerable poor" category. Neli and George requested credit from Kiva in order to start an agricultural business in order to get income.

They plan to purchase a calf. It will be grown and turned into a milk cow. The family will get milk and produce cheese for sale. A small part of the credit will be used for cultivation of the family-owned plot of land, where maize will be grown. Part of the harvested maize will be used for feeding the cow and the second part will be sold at the local market.

At the moment, the average monthly income of the family is 190 Laris (pensions). After a couple of months, when the cow starts milking, the income of the family will double. They will be able to improve their living conditions.

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