Nona Noniashvili: A young entrepreneur in Georgia who helps a conflict-affected community grow

Nona Noniashvili is one of the founders of the Enkeni Apple Chips Company. Nona, together with her two fellow classmates, were seeing dried fruit as a perfect product to make in a country famous for its apples. So, they decided to try their hand at building their own fruit dryer and starting a company that produced apple chips. Their choice on where to produce the chips is what really makes Enkeni unique – in conflict-affected Ditsi Village, located on a contested boundary line between Georgia and the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Her story is part of the “25 Women” series UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia produced for the Generation Equality campaign, marking the 25th year anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action.