03
AUG
2017

JAHA Solar – the Only Producer of Solar Panels in the Western Balkans

On July 25th 2017, US Ambassador Delawie and USAID Mission Director Hope visited the Jaha Solar Factory. Jaha Solar is the first factory in Kosovo to produce and export solar products such as photovoltaic panels. Jaha Solar was founded in 2016 by Fadil Hoxha, as a subsidiary of...
03
AUG
2017

US Ambassador Visits Binni – The Leading Furniture Company in Kosovo

On July 24th 2017, US Ambassador Greg Delawie and USAID Mission Director James Hope visited EMPOWER Private Sector beneficiary Binni. A leading furniture manufacturer in Kosovo, Binni produces quality kitchens, doors, windows, and a variety of other furniture. Co-owner Bedri...
31
JUL
2017

Kosovo Apparel Producers Visit Albanian Textile Industry Heavyweights

On July 18 and 19, 2017, seven Kosovo company representatives from the apparel sector, were on a two-day study visit in Albania. The purpose of the visit was to share best practices between apparel companies and to gain first-hand knowledge on increasing the efficiency of their...
11
JUL
2017

EMPOWER Partners with DokuFest to Support Kosovo’s Tourism

On June 28th, 2017, USAID Mission Director James Hope witnessed the signing of an MOU between EMPOWER Private Sector and DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival. Through the MOU both parties will work together to promote Kosovo’s tourism to international...
07
JUL
2017

KOSHI GROUP Products in High Demand Around the World

On June 28th, 2017, USAID Mission Director James Hope visited KOSHI GROUP in Prizren to see the progress the company has made with EMPOWER Private Sector’s support.  KOSHI GROUP is a highly specialized producer of carbon fiber automotive body components. During the visit, the...
07
JUL
2017

Solid Shoe Company Creates Over 180 New Jobs

On June 28th, 2017, US Deputy Chief of Mission Colleen Hyland together with USAID Mission Director James Hope visited EMPOWER Private Sector beneficiary Solid Shoe Company, a family owned shoe-making business in Suhareka. In 2015, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida...
21
JUN
2017

Kosovo Connects to the Via Dinarica

On June 15th, 2017, US Ambassador Greg Delawie was joined by Deputy Chief of Mission at the Swedish Embassy Goran Paulson, USAID Mission Director James Hope, and President of the Kosovo Mountaineering and Alpinists Federation Arben Lila, to inaugurate the Kosovo segment of the...
05
JUN
2017

Te Naseri Furniture Company – A 35-year Journey to Success

Te Naseri furniture company has come a long way since its humble beginnings 35 years ago. Putting his carpentry skills into use, Naser Gashi started the small furniture workshop in his family home in 1982. Gashi made furniture products himself from scratch – from the lumber...
16
MAY
2017

WoW off to a great start in Gjilan

On May 15th, 2017, USAID Mission Director James Hope visited the Women in Online Work (WoW) training program in Gjilan where 85 young women are currently completing training to prepare them for online work. The program has had a great start with the women already gaining...