A loan of $1,900 helped to purchase household items to sell.

Natia's story

Natia is a 34-year-old divorced woman with two children who go to public school. She lives in the village of Tezi.

Natia’s economic activity is her newly-started store in a suburb of the capital city, where she sells household items. She started this business several weeks ago, so it needs support for further development.

As she lacks experience with the new business and does not qualify under income requirements, local credit providers rejected her loan request. It was approved under the framework of a new joint initiative between Kiva and Credo. This loan program provides startup and re-startup credits with reduced requirements for the rural poor who do not have access to many credit products, as they are regarded as “high risk borrowers” because of low income.

With the loan she is asking for, Natia will purchase more merchandise such as plastic dishes, hygienic items, etc. She will renew the assortment and expand her product inventory. It is obvious that the job is hard for her, but she is ready to deal with the difficulties and develop her trading business gradually.

Natia is a very enthusiastic and hard working person, with a great desire to ensure her children receive a good education to progress in life.

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