A loan of $325 helped to start selling fruits and vegetables.

Ekaterine's story

Ekaterine, 36, is married with three children living in Chokhatauri district with her parents-in-law. She’s a very kind, enthusiastic, hardworking woman who focuses all her efforts into getting ahead.

On her own initiative and with much effort and dedication, Ekaterine works in the family business, cultivating the plot of land where nuts and maize are grown. They sell the harvested products at the local open market. But the income from the agricultural business is seasonal and the only other source of income for the family is monthly pensions of Ekaterine’s parents-in-law.

Ekaterine decided to start a business as the existing income is not enough to cover everyday expenses. Her loan request was approved in the framework of a new joint initiative of Kiva and Credo. This start-up loan program envisages provision of business start-up and re-startup credits with soft conditions to country rural poor, who do not have access to credit products, being regarded as “high risk borrowers” because of low income.

Ekaterine is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to the support provided, she will be able to buy a great amount and variety of fruit and vegetables so that her business will be better-stocked and she can start working. She will sell the products in her village among local people.

This business will help her to increase her income and profits. Ekaterine awaits your support.

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details