Dozens of families in the Shida and Kvemo Kartli regions received the tools they need to start or expand their businesses, and create a better future for themselves and their families. Association Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG) and the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia awarded 60 Internally Displaced People who had completed a comprehensive business development program with tools for their new livelihoods. RDFG, MRA and IDP Livelihood Agency representatives presented the business development tools.
RDFG distributed 14 tractors, four entrepreneurship refrigerators, about 100 seed packets, 80 start-up supplies for sewing and beauty salons, auto service and agricultural activities, as well as five modern beehives.
At the beginning of Livelihood development project, more than 100 people participated and learned the basics of project management in agricultural and self-employment businesses, and how to draft a business plan. Above mentioned 60 winners were selected according to presented business plans.
Projects “Livelihood development of IDPs in Shida Kartli” and “Livelihood development of IDPs in Kvemo Kartli” are implemented by RDFG with financial support from the Ministry of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia. Technical support of the project is provided by the IDP Livelihood Agency.