A huge problem for Razeta and her children is that none of them have Georgian citizenship. She has lived here for approximately 16 years, but her applications are always rejected. Reasons vary, and are sometimes vague, but without citizenship, there are many barriers and problems for her family.
“We’ve applied several times, but were rejected. My son had to pay for his education himself because he wasn’t a citizen of Georgia. My children don’t have documents and it is difficult for them.”
Razeta wants to expand her business. Previously she applied for a governmental proposal, which finances small business, handing out between 5 to 15 thousand laries, but she didn’t receive the grant since she wasn’t a citizen of Georgia.
Recently, her colleagues have applied for her and she is expecting an answer. Her project proposal will ensure the employment of at least seven women.
Her daughters help her throughout the day in the workshop. It is a small, bright room, filled with colourful fabric, sewing machines, scissors, and thread, and rich with laughter.
Razeta is a charismatic speaker with a nice sense of humour, which is why people often stay longer than they anticipated.