One of the first projects back in 2001 was about bio-farming, that Taso Foundation already offered to community in different sights of the country. Therefore the organization cooperated with experts in organic-farming who provided the trainings. Unfortunately, by that time, and the organization only had a small amount of money from Open Society Foundation New York, that was given to the people in Tsintskaro. — Because the organic-farming is quiet easy, very profitable and showed good results, it was an example for many people from other regions, so that Taso Foundation got many proposals for bio-farming since 2012.
Soon, multiple self-aid groups were formed and started working together, to improve the living conditions of the villagers. „I was the head of one group“, Tsiuri Devdariani says. „But it wasn’t really about one person, it was about the collaboration, because we are depending on each other in a group project“, she explains, and when the project supervisor from Tbilisi came and asked her, how she managed to do such work, all she could say was, that they did all the work „together, like one team.“ — Also people from other villages in the area joined, several smaller groups emerged and worked (and still work) separately, but also together on many different projects. — One of many other important projects (not all with the help or Taso Foundation) was about purchasing computers, another one about building a suing salon and after that, a beauty salon, which is still running today.
Still, Taso Foundation was one of the most important Organizations for the people in Tsintskaro, as they financed numerous projects, from the above mentioned mini grants for organic farming, right up to financial support for buying books, toys and outdoor equipment for the kindergarten. — „We also have a bakery, thanks to the help of Taso foundation“, Neli says, and apart from that, Taso Foundation was involved in providing the equipment of the gym room, where wrestling training takes place.
Since 2012 seven small projects and mini grants were accomplished in Tsintskaro. After being the leader of one self-aid group, Nora became a community worker. She unites and guides the groups and helps them to get in touch with different non-governmental organizations an authorities.