Khulo Local Action Group created with the EU financial support will retrain 13 guesthouse operators

15 October 2019, Khulo – Khulo LAG, which was created with EU financial support launched a new project ‘’ Promotion of service quality development in the guest houses in Khulo Municipality’’. Guesthouse operators from Khulo municipality attended a project presentation. Project is financed jointly by American embassy small grant program and Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia. The project aims to improve quality of knowledge – in the field of guesthouse management, service and marketing. Totally, 13 guesthouse operators have been chosen who will participate in project activities. total duration of the project is 4 months.  

‘’This type of project is very good chance for EU support Khulo LAG to become a real community organization and continue active working after end of the ENPARD Khulo project. This grant is a very big motivation for us, and we are continue actively working for organization development’’ – noted Charmian of the Khulo LAG and project coordinator Rodam Shavadze.

In the frame of project training course on the main aspects of guest house management, service and marketing will be organized. Also, a guidebook “how to arrange and develop guesthouse business” and Georgian-English phrasebook will be prepared. Project team will prepare a short video to share best practice of the guesthouse businesses. At the end of the project study tour to Kazbegi and Mestia will be organized for 13 guesthouse operators to share a best practice to guesthouse management. All training materials will be available online on Khulo LAG website  

‘’In frame of the project I can develop guesthouse management skills and will learn different success stories practically about guesthouses. This knowledge will give me opportunity to develop my guesthouse, to receive more guest properly and raise my revenues – said Rima Bolkvadze, project participant.  

Khulo LAG was created under financial support of European Union, under the European Neighborhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development in Georgia – ENPARD II, implemented by the Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia (CCRG) in partnership PMC RC and Croatian Rural Development Network (HMRR).

The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 179.5 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the potential of agriculture. The second and third phases of ENPARD focus on creating economic opportunities for rural population that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at: