A loan of $900 helped to begin selling clothes.

Iason's story

Iason is a 33-year-old married man. He lives with his wife and son in a small village in the Senaki district. The family is involved in agricultural activities. In particular, they have a cow and two calves. His wife milks the cows every day and produces dairy products to sell. In addition, they have a plot of agricultural land, where different kinds of vegetables are grown. He always has high quality products, which are sold to local retailers for a good price.

Sadly, for lack of economic resources, and because he had to start working at a very young age, Iason was unable to study for a professional career. As the family has only seasonal income, Iason decided to start selling clothes and sought credit among local financial institutions. However, his attempts were unsuccessful, because of his poor living conditions. The start-up program, that is a joint initiative between Kiva and Credo, enables rural poor and inexperienced people to get loans for starting or re-starting businesses. His application was approved under the framework of this program to get a loan of 900 USD. He will purchase clothes to sell with the loan.

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