Zurab, 54, is a farmer from the village of Sakasheti, in the Gori district. He lives with his wife Larissa, their 29-year-old daughter, and their 22-year-old son.
All the family members are involved in agriculture. In particular, they have nine hectares of agricultural land, where tomato, cabbage, wheat and appletrees are grown. All harvested vegetables are sold to the wholesalers. Also Zurab owns a tractor and truck, which is used in his farm for tilling the land and transportation of vegetables and fertilizers.
With the requested credit Zurab will purchase fuel for the tractor and fertilizers. All this will be used for tilling and fertilizing the land. Some part of the credit will be paid to the hired workers, which will help the family in cultivation. After the cultivation vegetables will be sown.
Zurab's family hopes that they will have a good season and will harvest quality vegetables. Part of the income will be reinvested in the farm and the other part will be used for house renovations and the purchase of new furniture.
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