Several times, she has requested loans from local credit providers, but her loan requests are always rejected because of the lack of experience in her new business. Her current loan request was approved within the framework of a new joint initiative between Kiva and Credo. With the startup credit, Irma will set up a fast food café. She will purchase all the needed inventory and renovate her own commercial space to start business there. She will sell sandwiches, pies, and fizzy drinks. Summertime is high season in Batumi and the city is full of holiday makers. Irma hopes her business will be profitable and that she will attract many customers since there is no similar café nearby. The profit will be reinvested in the same business and Irma will be able to improve the living conditions of her family.
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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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