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Transforming Lives

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Tools, training help leather artisan realize old dreams and new profits

Egmend Daija has always made an art of his work as an artisan, designing and creating by hand one-of-a-kind purses, briefcases and just about every other kind of product that can be sewn from leather.

Pleurat Buçaj started his own nursery to export regionally

USAID, through its Young Entrepreneurs Program, which ran from September 2010 through September 2013, helped Pleurat Buçaj craft the business plan that has guided his nursery’s successful launch.

A USAID grant enabled these two young entrepreneurs to reach their goal

A traditional catalog merchant has spawned Kosovo’s first major online store, putting thousands of products within a click’s reach of a target population rapidly growing comfortable with the idea of Internet commerce.

A place for youth to socialize

It’s hard to imagine a world without games. Sports and games are an integral part of everyday life in all communities.

Social Media Benefits the Community

The youth of Kosovo, including activists with political party forums, are using social media more frequently for their campaigns. Stepping further away from traditional media, their aim is to raise awareness about issues using networks like Facebook, Twitter and other forums to create community pages with photography, logos and visuals.


Last updated: July 11, 2014

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