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70 IDPs receive grants in western Georgia for small business

Friday, June 30
Seventy Internally Displaced families have been given grants in Georgia’s western Samegrelo region to start or develop small businesses.
• The grant program is financed by the European Union and its budget amounts to $810,006.

The program aims to support socioeconomic integration of IDPs and ensure their incomes in the long term perspective.

In total, 475 people have been financed through the program.

The Minister of Refugees Sozar Subari and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Governor Levan Sherozia viewed a bay leaf processing enterprise today in Samegrelo region, which was financed within the grant program.

The enterprise was established by Besik Khuntsaria (an IDP from occupied Abkhazia), who currently employs 10 locals in the village of Kheta in the Samegrelo region.

The man also managed to open a shop and bakery in the village. (