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Every Person Tries Somehow to Create a Better Tomorrow: Success Story of Ajara Ecomigrant

“I was getting bored with being dependent on the state and thought maybe I could do something to expand my activities even further. And I did it. I was trying to solve all of my problems and in the meantime I heard about the EU-supported Lagodekhi Local Action Group. Most importantly, I am no longer dependent on the assistance”, proudly says Tengiz.

The Beridze are Adjarian eco-migrants. Tengiz was born and raised in the region of Khulo. In April 1989, his village was abandoned due to the landslide in Zemo Adjara. In November of the same year, some of the eco-migrants were settled in the village of Heretiskari, in Lagodekhi region and continued their life in the lowland area. Tengiz, who is now a head of cucumber greenhouse, also stayed away from the geologically hazardous zone, however he joined those eco-migrants living in Heretiskari in a little bit later.