A loan of $1,100 helped to begin trade in clothes.


Marika's story

Marika is a 28-year-old woman from the Chiatura district. Marika is unemployed and has two children. She married at an early age and wasn’t able to get an education so she has no university degree, which is one of the main reasons for her unemployment. She looks after her children and stays home, but she has a great desire to be involved in the clothes-trading business. Marika couldn’t request a loan from financial institutions until the start up program began, which is a joint product of Kiva and Credo. She requested a loan of 1,100 USD to begin trading in clothing and bedclothes. She plans to go to Turkey and purchase the products at wholesale prices and then resell them among her friends and villagers. This will give her a chance to earn income and not to depend on her parents. Marika will provide a better future for her children.



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