Natela is 56 years old. She is married and lives in a small village in the Terjola District with her husband, Bezhan, and her 24-year-old son.
Bezhan is a pensioner and her son works in construction, earning a service fee for his work. However, the family primarily earns a living through agricultural activities. They have two milking cows and a calf. They produce cheese and sell it on the local open market. They also own a plot of land, where greens are grown and a vineyard is located. Bezhan and his son make wine in the autumn and sell it in nearby villages. The family’s total average monthly income is 500 Lari.
Natela has requested a loan in order to purchase an additional dairy cow and a piglet. With this purchase, she will be able to increase her milk production and make more cheese. In addition, she will raise and fatten the piglet, selling it in winter when the prices are high. These activities will increase the family’s income.
She plans to invest the profit in the family agricultural business, expanding it and making it more profitable over time. Taking everything into account, Natela expects the family’s living conditions to improve.
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