Training for the improvement of women's businesses in rural areas

Philanthropy organised training for the improvement of women's businesses in rural areas of the municipality of Lucani. The training is part of the project “CONEX Balkan: Covid-19 Nexus response for improving the socio-economic situation of marginalized people in 6 Western Balkan countries”, Philanthropy, in cooperation with Diakonia ACT Austria, supported by the Austrian Development Agency, implements in the cities of Kragujevac and Kraljevo and the municipality of Lucani. Besides Diakonie and Philanthropy, project partners are also Caritas Austria, Red Cross Austria, KHCS Mother Teresa, Budućnost, NEXUS – Vranje, Otaharin, AGROPLAN, EKO-BUDUĆNOST. As part of the project, same type of trainings will be implemented in Kragujevac and Kraljevo, supporting women from rural areas.
During the training, women living and working in rural areas in the municipality of Lucani had the opportunity to get acquainted with self-employment programs, discuss business plans, active job searching, as well as motivation and personal competencies for employment and self-employment. The project will award small grants to the most successful women entrepreneurs.