Koba is from the village of Kondoli in the Kakheti Region. This region is famous in the country for its well-developed agriculture and wine-making.
Koba is 37 years old, married and lives with his wife Inga and 4 children: 3 daughters (15, 12 and 9 years old) and a 3-year-old son. Inga is a housewife.
Koba is the provider of income for the family. He owns a small metal-plastic shop where he produces doors and windows. His clients are villagers living in his and nearby villages. Along with his main job, Kobs also leads the agricultural business for the family. In particular, they have 2 milk cows and 3 calves. Koba and Inga produce cheese and sell it at local market. They also have 2 pigs and sell on average 20 piglets per year. The total average monthly income for the family is 500 Laris (approximately 300 USD).
Koba requested credit to finance his new business venture. In particular, he plans to purchase grapes for wine production. Koba will sell the produced wine locally in the village. This will give additional income to the family. They will use it to purchase household goods to improve their family’s living conditions.
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