A loan of $1,900 helped to purchase chickens and chicken feed for starting a poultry farm.


Natela's story

Natela is 33 years old. She is married and lives in Telavi District, East Georgia, with her parents-in-law and children.

Natela works as a nurse locally and earns a small monthly income. Her parents-in-law are provided with a retirement pension. The family can be esteemed to belong to the vulnerable poor category. Natela used to have a small poultry farm, but the hens died of fowl plague.

Now she has requested a loan for re-starting the farm. She received the loan in the framework of a start-up loan program, initiated jointly by Credo and Kiva. This program aims at provision of business start-up or business re-start credits to Georgian rural poor who do not have access to regular credit products, as they live in poverty and are regarded as “borrowers with high risk of default”.

With the requested credit, Natela will purchase chickens and raise them. The other part of the loan will be used for purchasing feed for chickens. After 4-5 months, she will start the sale of hens. The hens will be sold on the local open market.

She will reinvest the profit for further expansion of the farm. Also, part of the profit will be used for purchasing necessary household goods, to improve her living conditions, and finance the education of her children. She awaits your support.



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