Avtandil is 47 years old. He lives in a small village in the Gori District with his family: his wife, Eka, his 18-year-old daughter, his 17-year-old son and his mother. Avtandil’s daughter is a student. His son goes to school.
The family earns a living through their agricultural business. They have a dairy farm with two milk cows and four calves. Eka produces cheese and sells it locally to dairy product retailers. Along with the dairy farm, the family owns 4.5 hectares, on which Avtandil and Eka grow garlic, cabbage, tomatoes, onions, maize, peaches, apples and pears. In spring and summer, Avtandil and Eka spend their days working their land. They sell harvested fruits and vegetables in the village to greengrocery wholesalers.
Avtandil requested credit for financing his seasonal works. In particular, he will hire a tractor till the land, and purchase fertilizers and pesticides to protect the plants from parasites. They expect that the family will get a good harvest in summer/fall and sell it for good price. The family use the income during the year to finance their daily expenses. Part of the profit will be reinvested in the family farm.
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