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A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase two milk cows.


Shushana's story

Shushana is 51 years old. She lives in the village of Zikilia in South Georgia with her three adult children – two sons who are 28 and 25 years old, and a 23-year-old daughter. Shushana is a widow and she is runs the family's agricultural business which is their main source of income. They own one hectare of land, where potatoes, haricot beans and maize are grown. Harvested products are sold on the local market. Also the family owns four sheep. Shushana’s younger son works as a joiner. He produces furniture from wood. The total average income of the family is 450 Laris.

Shushana requested credit to purchase two milk cows. She will start cheese production and sell produced cheese on the local market as well. Starting the dairy business will significantly increase the family's income which they will then use to purchase additional household goods, to improve their living conditions.



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