Life on the EdgeDozens of villages that border the conflict divide with South Ossetia suffer from a range of problems including security, decaying infrastructure, poor social services and growing poverty.
I am a WomanPhikria Margiani, 32, is a local choir conductor. After attending the UNDP training in civic engagement, Phikria decided that her experience and communications skills could help improve daily life of her community.
From Small BeginningsDali Chilachava fled from her home village in Abkhazia in 1993 when the first conflict broke up. Now she lives in Samegrelo, a region of Georgia that shelters more than 80,000 displaced.
Building Better FutureThe Batumi Business Incubator is a part of UNDP’s ongoing effort to boost economic development in the region and assist small and medium businesses throughout the most vulnerable cycle of their development.
Connecting Lives with Agriculture“Blueberry farming was new in our village. People were doubtful when we started. But now, as they see our field blooming, they feel much keener to follow our example,” “says Tengiz Mikeladze from Ajara.
Business for PeopleBusiness Incubator in Batumi offers local companies vital support at the most vulnerable cycle – early stage development.
Seeds of KnowledgeMusa Usmanov is a refugee from Chechnya. Musa makes a living by fixing shoes, but he dreams of starting his own cattle farm in the near future.
Farmer of TomorrowTengiz is a type of a farmer who was born into farming; who listens to his seedlings, and tirelessly removes the weeds for better harvest. Every new leaf makes his heart swell.