Wine soap and pumpkin seed oil: EU4Business and GIZ support new Georgian products from tourism cluster members
As the Georgian small business sector develops, some entrepreneurs are looking for ways to produce products unusual for the local market, such as wine soap and pumpkin seed oil.
For Eka Boqolishvili, it all started in the village of Saqobo, eastern Georgia, in her kitchen, with one pot and far-reaching wishes to introduce Georgian treats to the world.
The fabric-dyeing house in Kiketi, just over 30 kilometres away from the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, is a place where the magic happens. The wooden walls of this well-lit, modern cottage are covered with colourful samples of fabric, with vibrant colours ranging from deep purple to warm orange and light pink.
Fruit production business in Georgia developing rapidly with support from EU4Business and EBRD. Just five kilometres from the Russian-occupied Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia, is the village Brotsleti in Gori municipality, and there, in hectares of fruit orchards, apples, plums, and peaches are growing.