Total loan: $1,225
Ganakhleba, Guria, Georgia / Agriculture
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A loan helped to purchase potatoes for sowing.
Bichiko is 51 years old. He is unmarried and lives with his father in a village of the Dmanisi District. Bichiko works as teacher in a local school. His father is retired. Along with his main job Bichiko is busy with family agriculture. They have five milk cows and sell to local companies that produce dairy products. Also, Bichiko owns 40 bee-hives with bee-colonies. He takes honey from the bee-hives twice a year and sells it on the local market. The total average monthly income of the family is 1100 Laris, including the monthly pension of Bichiko's father. Bichiko used his first Kiva loan for expansion of his bee-keeping business. He fully repaid the loan in March. As a result of the first loan the income of the family increased, as now they have 10 more bee-hives and sell more honey. Bichiko requested a second Kiva loan for diversifying the family's agricultural business. He plans to start growing potatoes. With this loan Bichiko will purchase potatoes for sowing. He will sow potatoes on a family-owned plot of land and get the harvest in late spring. Selling harvested potatoes will give additional income to the family. Bichiko and his father will be able to improve their living conditions.