Shota is actively involved in agricultural activities. Specifically, he has two milk cows and a calf. In addition, he has a plot of agricultural land, where maize and nut trees are grown. He cultivates the land and does all the agricultural work to ensure a good harvest. The harvested products are sold at local markets.
As the existing income is not enough for the family, he decided to start his own business. All the financial institutions rejected his loan requests because of his unstable financial conditions and lack of experience. After several unsuccessful attempts, Shota applied for the credit to MFO Credo. His request was approved in the framework of the Start Up program, which is a joint initiative with Kiva, permitting the rural poor to start or re-start businesses.
A loan of 2,000 GEL will help Shota start his own business. He plans to purchase nuts, and then sell them at a higher price. This will increase the income of his family and increase his stablity.
With the support of the Start Up program, Shota will get an opportunity to be involved in his own business and tackle the financial difficulties.
More information about this loan
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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