Dimitri – Agriculture (Vaka, Georgia)
Dimitri is 25 years old. He lives with his wife, parents, brother and grandmother in a small village in Khashuri district. The family runs an agricultural business, with two cows used to produce milk used in cheese production, as well as 2.5 hectares used to grow potatoes, tomatoes, maize, haricot and onions. The loan of approximately $1,050 will be used to purchase four additional calves in order to increase the family farm’s production of milk for cheese, which is sold to nearby markets. The loan is being provided through Credo, which offers financial services to the entrepreneurial poor and Georgian micro- and small businesses, with a preference for rural activities and businesses creating income and employment opportunities for the poor.