A loan of $3,025 helped to open a metal and plastic workshop.


Ketevan's story

Ketevan is 61 years old. She lives in the Gurjaani district in the Kakheti Region with her husband, Soso, and her mother. Her mother is provided with a retirement pension. The family is involved in agricultural activities. In particular, they have a vineyard and a plot of land where peach trees are grown. They produce wine and sell it locally along with the harvested peaches. As the income is seasonal and not enough for the family, Ketevan decided to start her own family business and seek credit among local financial institutions, but her attempts were unsuccessful because of her poor living conditions. The Startup program, a joint initiative between Kiva and Credo, enables rural poor and inexperienced people to get a loan for starting or re-starting businesses. Her application was approved under the framework of this program to get a loan of 5,000 Gel. With the received credit, Ketevan will open a metal and plastic workshop. Soso will work in the workshop and get orders to produce metal and plastic products, as he is experienced in this field. Ketevan hopes that the business will be profitable and they will be able to expand it in the future to improve their living conditions.



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