Paata is from the village of Dzlevijvari, Kareli District. He is 43 years old and lives with his wife Mzia. Paata and Mzia are farmers. They have 2.5 hectares of land, where they grow tomatoes (1.5 hectare), cabbage (0.5 hectare) and garlic (0.2 hectare). Paata and Mzia spend the whole day in their plot. They work hard to get a good harvest in the season. The total average monthly income of the family is 800 Laris. Paata requested a loan to purchase fertilizers and drugs for plant treatment for parasites. Part of the loan will be used to pay the workforce who will help the family members. After fertilization and treatment, the family will get a good quality harvest and sell it for a good price. In the future, Paata and Mzia plan to make some savings from their income in order to renovate the house.
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