Khatuna Tvildiani is a single mother who lives in a rented apartment in Kutaisi with her two small children. World Vision Georgia Imereti Development Center assisted the family in selecting a furnished apartment and financed the rent of the apartment for 3 months. She was trained in Business Plan Development and Financial Management, which helped her develop small business initiative of making handicrafts. Nowadays Khatuna is tutoring students on felt work.
#womenforchange It has been already three years since two most active parents' clubs in the villages of Laliskuri and Kvemo Khodasheni have been transformed into a local non-governmental organizations with the support of World Vision Georgia and Kakheti Area Development Center. Since then the organizations have been working on improvement of the living standards of the community by voicing up the challenges within the community, providing non-formal education and cultural programs for women, children and youth.
In partnership with the Gastronomic Association of Georgia, World Vision Georgia organized a short-term practical capacity-building course on Confectionary for asylum seekers, refugees, humanitarian status holders and stateless persons in Georgia.
Certificate of Confectionery Course was awarded to all 15 participants, but only two of them were granted with the internship opportunity in partner restaurants of the Georgian Gastronomic Association.
Iza is a young mother living in the village of Vazisubani, together with her two young children and husband. Her life has changed completely after she was involved in World Vision Georgia's "Ultra Poor Graduation Program” implemented by Kakheti Area Development Center.
Prior to joining the program, Iza was mainly involved in household work. With the help of the organization, Iza went through the necessary preparation period, after which the vacancy of Nursing Assistant was found. Iza successfully passed the interview and now she works as a nurse assistant in one of the leading clinics of Telavi. In addition to fulfilling her childhood dream, Iza now has a monthly income to support family.