CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE’s program in the South Caucasus aims to reduce rural poverty, vulnerability and social injustice and improve conditions for sustainable development, thereby contributing to stability and peace in the region.
Within the framework ENPARD-project, CARE international in the Caucasus contributes to the development of agricultural cooperatives in the 9 municipality :Senaki, Abasha, Martvili, Khobi (Samegrelo region), OzurgeTi, Lanchkhuti Chokhatauri (Guria region) and Tsageri, Lentekhi (Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti region).
CARE’s work in four directions: 1) conduct workshops and lectures for 60 cooperative representative to make a better business plan and acquire the necessary technical skills. . Out of the 43 unions will be funded by interest-free loan for an average of 15 000 EUROS . Repayment terms will be agreed with each of the Cooperative. 2) Promote cooperatives, to join the Association of Farmers, which will protect their interests. 3) closely cooperate with the government in order to refine a strategy aimed at small farmers. 4) The best business ideas will attract investment and brokerage farmers through e – mail . For this project, CARE International in the Caucasus attract 300 000 EUROS from social investors and philanthropists.
For more information ,please visit the website www.care-caucasus.org.ge