A loan of $3,000 helped to begin selling clothing.


Aida's story

Aida is 47 years old woman. She lives in Marneuli district with her son, daughter-in-law, infant grandson and father-in-law. Aida is an accountant. She works hard for different shops as an accountant and gets monthly income. Other members of her family are unemployed. As her income is not enough for the family, Aida decided to start her own business for additional income. She decided to start a clothing trading business with the loan but the local credit providers usually demand experience and some stable income from the borrowers. Aida’s credit requests were rejected several times, as she was unable to satisfy their requirements. She received credit in the framework of joint initiative of Kiva and Credo - Startup Program that gives rural poor people the chance to start or re-start businesses. With the loan of $3,000, she will start trading clothing. Aida plans to go to Turkey to purchase clothing at wholesale prices and then resell in her region at higher prices. This will increase the income of her family and they will be able to improve their living conditions.



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