Khvicha is a 39-year-old farmer from the village Vazisubani, Gurjaani District. Khvicha lives with his family: wife Lela, 19-year-old daughter and father. Khvicha’s daughter is a student.
Khvicha owns a peach garden on family owned 2 hectares of land. He also seasonally grows strawberries on 0.15 hectares and fruit for wine on 0.2 hectares. Khvicha sells all harvested fruit locally. Khvicha owns a tractor. He tills his own land as well as that of neighboring farmers. The family also owns a horse. Khvicha’s father works as night watchman in a local store. The total average income of the family is 660 Laris (approximately 400 USD) per month.
Khvicha requested credit to finance 3 activities. He will purchase an additional 0.7 hectares of agricultural land. He will use it productively and increase the amount of fruit sold. He will also use the credit to purchase chemicals to treat the peach trees for parasites. That is the prerequisite of a good peach harvest next summer. With the third part of the credit Khvicha will renovate part of the family house. After using the credit for the above mentioned purposes, the income of the family will increase and they will be able to improve their living conditions.
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