A loan of $925 helped to purchase pigs.


Natasha's story

Natasha is 45 years old. She lives in Gurjaani District with her husband and two daughters (18 and 14 years old). Natasha has requested several previous loans from local financial institutions for her family business start-up without any success. Her loan request has been rejected many times because of her low income and her family’s poor living conditions. The only source of the income for the family is the small monthly salary earned by Natasha’s husband who works locally as a watchman. The family belongs to the vulnerable poor category and they get monthly social assistance from the local government.

Natasha is requesting a loan from Credo to re-start-up her family business that she had to stop due to financial problems. She will use her loan to purchase pigs to start an animal husbandry business. She will put the pigs in a shed in the yard and raise and sell them for a higher price. Natasha's loan request was approved within the framework of a new joint initiative of Kiva and Credo. This start-up loan program envisages the provision of business start-up and re-startup credits with soft conditions for country rural poor who do not have access to credit products as they are regarded as “high risk borrowers” due to their low income. Natasha's new business initiative, financed with her Kiva start-up loan, will significantly improve the living conditions of her family.



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