A loan of $3,000 helped to open a grocery store.


Irine's story

Irine is a 33-year-old married woman. She lives with her husband and two children in Batumi district. Her son works in security and this is the only source of income of their family. Other members of the family are unemployed now. In the region there is a high unemployment rate, but self-employment helps inhabitants to make living. So, she decided to start her own business with the loan, but the local credit providers usually demand experience and some stable income from the borrowers. Her credit requests were rejected several times, as she was unable to satisfy their requirements. She received the credit in the framework of the joint initiative between Kiva and Credo - Startup Program that gives rural poor people the chance to start or re-start businesses. With the loan of $3000, she will purchase a stock of groceries and will open a grocery store. The Start Up credit will be a great support for the family, as their income will be significantly increased. She sends her regards to Kiva Lenders.



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