A loan of $2,400 helped to expand her shop and start a cafe.


Mzia's story

Mzia is 39 years old and married. She lives with her husband and five children in the Batumi district, a seaside resort on the Black Sea. Her daughter works as a sales person at a clothes shop and gets 300 Gel per month. Mzia has rent out an apartment, which provides a monthly income of US$ 200. She runs a shop and works there during the day.

Mzia has decided to add a café to the shop and to purchase furniture. The Start Up loan, which is a joint initiative between Kiva and MFO Credo, enables her to get a loan of US$ 2,400 for purchasing all the needed equipment for the café. The seaside resort is very popular, especially in the summer.



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