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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 9:00am

Launch of the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund

Pristina, April 26, 2016 – The U.S. Agency for International Development launched the Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund (KCGF) at a ceremony organized today. The event marks the establishment of an independent, local, and sustainable institution that will issue partial loan guarantees to financial institutions thereby increasing access to finance for the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Kosovo and promoting private sector development.

“This Fund is an important opportunity to address one of the key constraints to sustained economic growth in Kosovo -- the lack of access to finance and credit for Kosovo’s businesses. The Fund will help small and medium enterprises obtain much-needed financing from financial institutions and most importantly, we expect the Fund will facilitate $400 million in increased lending and 20,000 new jobs in the next 6 years, “ said U.S. Ambassador Greg Delawie in his opening remarks joined by the Prime Minister of Kosovo Isa Mustafa, Assembly Speaker Kadri Veseli, German Ambassador to Kosovo Angelika Viets, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Kosovo Bedri Hamza.

USAID Marks International Literacy DAy
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 9:30am

The auditorium of Pristina’s largest hotel was packed on September 6 with children visiting the Annual Book Fair, organized to promote International Literacy Day. The Annual Book Fair this year highlighted Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Kings’ famous speech.

Farmers Sold Six Tons of Fresh Berries at Pristina’s “Berry Days” Festival
Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:15am

As part of second annual Berry Festival, fresh berries were displayed and sold in downtown Pristina August 12 through August 23, 2013. The event invited raspberry and blackberry producers to display and sell their bountiful harvest of freshly picked berries to the general public. Kosovar farmers sold more than 6 tons of berries during the 10-day event.

USAID provides opportunities for innovative technology
Friday, August 16, 2013 - 5:00am

Robokids camp organized on July 7 - 11 brought together 36 students from 16 Kosovo schools that have introduced robotics activities into their curriculum. The camp was tailored specifically to strengthen robotics and computer control skills for students of grades seven to grade nine.

Children drink water
Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 2:30am

Some 15,100 residents of Malisheva town and surrounding villages will have potable drinking water running through their taps as of June 18, 2013. USAID through its activities has assisted rehabilitation of the pump station in Baje village thus supplying the town and surrounding villages with quality drinking water.

In support of Women, Half of the population - right representation
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 3:00am

Youth activists, members of youth forums, of different political parties, who led four advocacy campaigns using news social media, were presented with certificates for their innovation, leadership and work done by USAID.

Twenty-five activists were awarded certificates at the ceremony held on June 26, 2013. Minister of Health, Ferid Agani, Minister of Diaspora, Ibrahim Makolli, representatives from political parties and civil society were present at the ceremony.

USAID Director Maureen A. Shauket inquiring about electric circuit
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 5:00am


The last of 24 Professional Development Centers (PDC) opened in Junik on June 20. Maureen A. Shauket, USAID/Kosovo Mission Director and Agron Kuçi, Mayor of Junik unveiled the official plaque of this center for teachers in Junik.

Students enjoy a break at the University of Prishtina
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 10:00am

Facebook is helping the University of Prishtina (UP) move towards transparency and modernization. An initiative to collect ideas that can be implemented within 30 days has gathered some 60,000 viewers and some 200 recommendations related to improving the way the University communicates.

USAID Director and Minister of Agriculture tour the strawberry booths and talk to farmers
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 7:15am


Farmers across Kosovo gathered in Pristina to promote local produced strawberries on June 5 through June 8. The Strawberry Promotional Days are organized by USAID in partnership with Kosovo’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development, to link Kosovo’s strawberry farmers with consumers. The promotional event should not only expand the market for fresh strawberries and jams, but also inspire more domestic farmers to begin cultivating the berries as well, according to officials.

Celebrating International Children Day and Milk Day
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 8:45am

Hundreds of school children in Kosovo marked World Milk Day on June 1 in downtown Pristina by enjoying free samples of locally produced milk, yogurt, cheese and ice cream. The annual event highlighted the gains Kosovo’s dairy industry continues to make in rebuilding since the 1998-’99 armed conflict. USAID plays a major role in those efforts.


Last updated: September 01, 2016

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