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Socio-economic empowerment for vulnerable groups living in Kosovo’ Project Fact Sheet PROJECT TITLE : Socio-economic empowerment for vulnerable groups living in Kosovo DURATION : 16 months BUDGET : 165.459,00 euros IMPLEMENTED BY : KHCS Mother Teresa in partnership with Center for Protection of Women and Children, FINACED BY : European Union Office in Kosovo PROJECT OBJECTIVES The project aims to improve the quality of life and to contribute to the promotion of family small scales entrepreneurship as a mean of women and socially deprived families empowerment, and economic growth in country. The specific objectives are : • Create opportunities for improving families’ socially welfare. • Enhance knowledge, develop skills and promote self-esteem in specific business sectors such as: beekeeping, greenhouses, and goat rearing. • Encourage the creation of the forms for joint cooperation • Stimulate beekeeping, green housing and goats rearing in the targeted area/municipality as one of the greatest potential for economic sustainable development of the region. • Encourage regional promotion and networking of small-scale entrepreneurship as a way of socio – economic development. TARGETED POPULATION The project targets 60 (sixty) marginalized families that have low income, women household (30%) and minorities (20%). RESULTS The project contributes to Kosovo’s economic development growth by: • Giving training for 60 Low income families and encouraging small scale entrepreneurship. • Giving one-on-one follow up and mentoring sessions to 60 beneficiaries. • Providing 20 start-up packages of 5 beehives each procured and delivered to 20 beneficiaries. • Providing 20 start-up packages of 5 goats is procured and delivered to 20 families. • Providing 20 start-up packages of 100m square each greenhouse procured and delivered to 20 beneficiaries. It creates cooperation among local citizens and promotes joint initiatives in Prizren,Dragash, Viti (Dabelde), Mitrovica (Stanterg,Shalë) and Vushtrri (Qiqavica) region. Moreover, the valorisation of natural resources and socio-economic sustainable development promotes and stimulates. The project forecasts the following: • 95% of beekeepers will produce at least 10-15 kg honey per beehive in the first year. • 85% of beneficiaries that established a greenhouse will create an average 500-1000 EUR annual income from the production • At least 65% of beneficiaries who established a goat farm will produce annually approximately 520 litres of milk and 104 kg of cheese per annum. STORY from the Field Ms. Hazire Rrahmani lives in village Dabellde not far from the Macedonian Border. The area is characterized with beautiful landscape and virgin vegetation. She has the heavy responsibility of caring as a single parent for her family .The family’s regular monthly income is 85 Euro only. Mrs Rrahmani does not enjoy good health and her doctor recommended goat’s milk to help her recover. When she heard she will be part of project ‘Creating self-employment for rural women and families’ she cried with happiness. Mrs. Rrahmani is now much improved. She and her family are able to enjoy better health from the milk of her goats. And she is able to sell surplus to her neighbors and with upcoming spring her herd is becoming bigger and bigger. DISCLAIMER: This publication has been funded by the EU. The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.