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USAID and Ecolog Launch Support Fund for Women and Youth Entrepreneurs
March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014 in Tetovo, the USAID Small Business Expansion Project together with Ecolog, an international integrated services company, launched the Support Fund for Women and Youth Entrepreneurs. Each partner has contributed $15,000 to establish the fund, which will help small businesses increase their capacities, create more jobs, and improve livelihoods and lives in the Polog region.

“An investment in the Support Fund for Women and Youth-run Businesses is an investment in the people of Polog, and it benefits all the people of the region,” said U.S. Ambassador Paul Wohlers. He added, “I strongly urge other businesses to follow Ecolog’s lead with a contribution to the Support Fund for Women and Youth-run Businesses.”

 International Day of Rural Women
October 12, 2013

On October 12th 2013, in the village of Shipkovica, the USAID Small Business Expansion Project and the Municipality of Tetovo celebrated International Day of Rural Women with an event that promoted employment opportunities for the rural women of Polog. For example, a professional herb collector can earn double the national average salary (approximately $900) for 8-10 months per year. Depending on the number of existing collection facilities, it is estimated that some 500 rural women from Polog could benefit financially from herb collection.

October 10, 2013

Start date:  October 10, 2012
End date:  April 10, 2015
Project budget:  $ 198,089   
Implementer:  Metamorphosis, Foundation for Internet and Society.


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S. Nagoricane
October 8, 2013

On October 8th, 2013, the USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project, together with the Municipality of Staro Nagoricane, celebrated the completion of renovations at the Hristijan Todorovski Karpos Primary School in the village of Dragomanc. The process of refurbishment, financially supported by the U.S. Government through the United States European Command (EUCOM), created a better learning environment for interethnic integration in education.

October 2, 2013

The USAID Youth Employability Skills (YES) Network Project, with the Municipality of Prilep and the Employment Center - Prilep, opened an innovative two-day job fair at the Marko Cepenkov Cultural Center in Prilep today. 

October 1, 2013
Start date: October 1, 2012         
End Date: May 1, 2014  
Project budget:  $208,578
Additional co-funding from the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs ($208,578), Macedonian Ministry of Finance ($19,796), and the Center for Excellence in Finance ($46,036)

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Last updated: April 01, 2014

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