Bessarion comes from village Gulgula, Kakheti Region. This region is well-known, with fertile land and well developed agriculture throughout the country.
Bessarion is a 48-year-old farmer. He is married and lives with his family – his wife Ia, two sons (14 and 11 years old) and his 76-year-old mother. Ia is a teacher in a local school. The children go to school.
Bessarion is leading the farming activities of the family. They have 0.6 hectare vineyard and sell grapes in season. Also they grow barley, garlic and haricot beans on family-owned 2 hectares of land. Harvested vegetables and grains are sold locally to retailers. The average monthly income of the family is 520 Laris.
With the requested credit Bessarion will pay the hired workers, which will help them to perform seasonal work in the vineyard and kitchen garden – treatment of different parasites. Also they will assist Bessarion in the process of barley harvest. Part of the credit will be used to purchase medicines for the above-mentioned process. Bessarion hopes that after the treatment for parasites he will get a quality harvest and planned income from his sales.
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