Start Up

In 2001 the Association ‘Mkurnali’ founded one of the first social enterprises in Tbilisi, "Berkli", which started to purchase and deliver food to the street children. Teenagers were trained in ‘Mkurnali’ workshops; ‘Berkly’ would employ the best skilled ones; profit would go back to the association activities and needs. Commercial enterprise guarantees ‘Mkurnali’ functioning, it lessens dependence on grants and donations; it gives freedom I decision and opportunity to help those vulnerable people who are not helped by anyone else. ‘Mkurnali’ workshops’ young students created excellent enamel jewelry with ancient Georgian techniques, which were successfully sold at the Christmas and Easter fairs.