Zoya is from the village of Akhasheni, Gurjaani District. This district is well-known throughout the country for wine-making. Zoya is 60 years old, married and lives with her husband Dimitri. Both family members are retired.
Zoya and Dimitri purchase grapes and make vodka. Vodka is sold locally in the village. They have 8 years experience in this business. Zoya requested credit to purchase grapes. Zoya and Dimitri will produce vodka and sell it in the winter months. The total average income of the family is 700 Laris (420 USD) per month including their pensions. After making the vodka the family will get income, which will be used to finance their daily expenses.
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