31
MAY
2018

Wood processing companies to create 56 new jobs within two years through grant support!

On May 31st, 2018, Artan Jakupi, from wood processing company Candeo, and Gent Ademaj from wood processing company Mobileria Real, signed grants awarded by the EMPOWER Private Sector project.  Recently, both companies have built new and modern production facilities from which...
23
MAY
2018

Improving the competitiveness of Kosovo’s wood sector businesses

On May 23rd 2018, USAID’s EMPOWER Private Sector presented available options for technical assistance interventions to improve the competitiveness of companies in the wood sector. The proposed interventions were formulated by an international expert through extensive...
07
MAY
2018

Apparel manufacturer CRO Fashion to expand production line and create 40 new jobs!

On May 7th 2018, Bekim Kokolli, owner of apparel manufacturer CRO Fashion signed a grant awarded by EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. The company will use the grant to purchase equipment for its new factory...
07
MAY
2018

EMPOWER beneficiaries show great progress on latest visit 

On May 7th 2018, USAID Washington based desk officer Ana Luisa Pinto visited Dijamant wood processing company and KOSHI GROUP – Carbon fiber solutions. Both companies are beneficiaries of the EMPOWER Private Sector project in partnership with Sida – Swedish International...
30
APR
2018

Kosovo apparel producer to soon introduce a new production line!

On April 30th, 2018, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency signed a grant with apparel company Agnesa Tex to co-finance equipment for a new production line for underwear. The grant will enable the company to expand...
27
APR
2018

Supporting the empowerment of Girls in ICT!

On April 27th, 2018, young women from all over Kosovo came together to celebrate the international Girls in ICT Day in Prishtina. The event is held annually all over the world to empower and encourage girls and young women to consider education and careers in the field of...
26
APR
2018

Export-ready companies learn about export facilitation services and a one stop shop database

On April 26th 2018, twenty EMPOWER Private Sector beneficiaries attended an information session delivered by Management and Development Associates on export facilitation services and a one stop shop database. The export-ready companies were informed about a database consisting of...
26
APR
2018

Women-owned companies empowered with grant support to create jobs

On April 26th 2018, Sela Imeri, owner of confectionary producing company Embelsia, and Svetlana Utvic, owner of fruit processing company Stilus, signed grants awarded by EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with  Sida – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. The...
24
APR
2018

BONEVET opens its doors for young makers in Prishtina

On April 24th, 2018, BONEVET officially inaugurated its new Markerspace in Prishtina, a few months after it opened its doors for the first time for classes and workshops in Kosovo’s capital city. The US Ambassador Greg Delawie, USAID Mission Director James Hope, Ambassador of...
23
APR
2018

More cycling activities ahead for adventure tourism enthusiasts

On April 17th 2018, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency signed a grant agreement with Butterfly Outdoor Adventure for the purchase of cycling equipment. The new equipment will enable the tour operator to organize...