Beekeeping / Khurvaleti

Irine, age 41, is from the Gori District and lives in the village of Khurvaleti

with her husband and son, both of whom fought in the Georgian Army during the 2008 war. From her home, you cn see the barbwire fence demarcating the ABL with South Ossetia. Her family earned a small income from the two beehives they owned. She learned of the CHCA program IGBSI, funded by USAID through NEO, from an in information poster. She applied, successfully passed all stages of the process, and received a loan of 900 GEL for a period of 8 months.