About us


 

BRIEF HISTORY

 

Association “Merkuri” is a non-governmental, non-commercial, non-profit organization established in 2004 in Zugdidi (Georgia).

We ran our first project in 2007. Since this time, we successfully realized more than 40 different projects financed by local and international donors. We are actively involved in voluntary work in our community, in international movements and actions. Association “Merkuri” provides humanitarian help, support and re-socialization services for vulnerable groups.

Association “Merkuri” has been the initiator of establishment of Gender Network in Samegrelo region.

We realized our first international project in 2012. In same year, we got accreditation as European Voluntary Service organization.  We became representative of the Georgian National Platform of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in 2016.

Association “Merkuri” opened the first shelter for women – victims of domestic violence in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region in March 2018.


 

BUSINESS SCOPE

 

Association “Merkuri” works in few main fields such as Women’s Empowerement, Domestic Violence, Youth Development and Support.

Our fields of interests are : Culture, Ecology, Rural development and Volunteering

Our main beneficiaries are :

  • local and IDP (refugee) women who live in Samegrelo region,
  • rural women,
  • victims of domestic violence,
  • returned illegal migrants,
  • ex-prisoner women,
  • local, rural and IDP youth,
  • children from social unprotected families.

 

OUR VISION AND MISSION

 

The society is based on respect of gender equality as a democratic value and free from violence. Our mission is to help women to discover their potential in civil society through education and inclusion in active social life.


 

OUR VALUES

 

Teamwork

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” –Andrew Carnegie

Openness

We widely share information and resources, encouraging constructive dialogue and exchanges among our partners to continually refine state-of-the-art knowledge and best practices.

Local experience and knowledge

We remain intimately connected with communities, families, mothers and children, thereby bringing local practices based on realities to our work.

Impact

“Merkuri” values accountability and monitors its work to ensure a positive  change at the local, regional and international level.