Tuesday, June 3, 2014

News From Georgia: Three Success Stories And A Gift For You!

Dear Friends,

With your support, AFG has been helping Georgians in need for 20 years! Since our founding in 1994, AFG projects in Georgia have provided food, medicine, shelter, education, health care and most of all, Hope, where its needed desperately. We look forward to continuing this help, fostering grass roots projects that provide direct assistance.

Three Success Stories:

Alona, David and Elizbar received care and housing through the Dzegvi Orphanage & Bediani Village Homes project which serves abandoned street children with nowhere else to go. Today they are blossoming professionals getting

ready to contribute to their community's future! Their pictures and stories are below. We are so happy to share this good news and in honor of International Children's Day, on June 1st in Georgia and June 8th in America, we are having a week long celebration.

First Shelter Dzegvi Orphanage in early 1990s

Homes for street children as they grew and became educated were purchased in the village of Bediani


Please join us in celebrating our week of honoring International Children's Day ( ICD) by sending a tax deductible donation to AFG. The first donor to send $100 or more by June 8 will receive a bottle of fine Georgian wine as a gift!

Our Thanks to Mamuka Tsereteli and GeorgianWineHouse.com for donating this beautiful, well-balanced choice from the Kakheti region.



Pictured below is Alona. She lived at Dzegvi Orphanage with her three siblings, one of whom was a twin. She studied painting at the Fine Arts Institute and currently works as an Art and Music teacher at Bediani Public School.


Below is David. In the first photo he is newly arrived at Dzegvi. In the second he has moved to Bediani and in the third, he is studying dentistry at the Mukhadze Medical Institute ( pictured with his friend Elizbar). He is now working as a Dental Technician for Procelain Prosthetics at the Eka-Dent Clinic.


Third is Elizbar. On the left you can see his love for animals in Dzegvi. In the middle, he is in Bediani with his dog and his sister. On the right, he is pictured while studying at the Mukhadze Medical Institute. He also studied at the Georgian Agrarian University. He worked at Zooplaza veterinary clinic and currently runs a family farm with his wife in Kakheti.

Since 1995, AFG has helped Mother Mariam and her lay volunteers raise 120 street children outside of Tbilisi in Dzegvi Orphanage and in Bediani Village. Over the years, 25 of these 120 have been assisted by AFG with scholarship funds and living stipends to continue their post secondary education.

Please consider a gift today to support this successful, life changing project.

For more information and background on this project please visit:


Thank you so much for your generous support of AFG projects that are giving hope to traumatized people facing great difficulty.


Marusya Chavchavadze and Lena Kiladze


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