Zurab has requested loans from local financial institutions several times for family business start-ups, but without any success. His loan requests were rejected all the time because of low income and poor living conditions.
Zurab runs an agricultural business. He owns a vineyard and plot of agricultural land where nut trees and different kind of fruits are grown. He harvests the products and sells them locally at the markets to earn small monthly income.
Zurab requested a loan from Credo to start a family business. Zurab has now been approved for a loan within the framework of the new joint initiative of Kiva and Credo. The start-up loan program envisages provision of business start-up and re-startup credits with soft conditions for rural poor people who do not have access to credit products. These rural poor people are regarded as “high risk borrowers” because of their low income.
With his credit, Zurab will cultivate the land. After the land is cultivated he will plant tomatoes and melon seeds. He will work hard to insure a good harvest and soon will be able to sell the products at the local markets at a good price. Zurab hopes to earn a good profit and use it for reinvesting and expanding his agriculture more.
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This loan is part of Credo's startup loan program targeting particularly vulnerable clients who live at the subsistence level and have been unable to obtain credit due to lack of income from an existing business. This program offers them a longer repayment term and an annual interest rate that is 5% lower than the standard interest rate. By funding this loan, you are supporting a program that gives borrowers a second chance to start and grow small businesses. This has the potential to alleviate the effects of poverty, significantly improving borrowers' incomes and their families' quality of life. Learn more about Credo's startup loan program on the Kiva Blog.
About LLC Micro Finance Organization CredoLLC Credo (Credo) is a microfinance organization in Georgia that provides sustainable credit services to alleviate poverty in rural areas, including business loans, agriculture loans, household loans, crop insurance and more. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to help the organization expand its outreach to even more entrepreneurs, farmers and households in remote areas.
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