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August 19, 2022

As a second year student at Prishtina’s Xhevdet Doda High School and a participant in USAID’s After School Support for Teens program, Stina Demolli has learned a lot. “I learned I’m responsible with what I do with my time…it’s never too early to think and prepare for my future,” she said. 

August 19, 2022

Applying for financial support is not easy, especially for those who are unaccustomed to or unfamiliar with the process. This was the case for Fikret Erdan, a 39 year-old farmer from the Mamuş/Mamusha municipality who unsuccessfully applied for COVID-19 economic recovery support from the Government of Kosovo (GoK) three separate times. 

August 8, 2022

For Egzon Musliu, a determined and entrepreneurial-minded young man, knitting is more than just a hobby. As part of a cohort of 19 youth who recently completed USAID’s Up to Youth six-month business incubation program, Egzon was able to develop and test an idea to turn his knitting hobby into a business. Using business planning tools he learned during the training, he launched “Johnnie’s Rugs,” a startup that sells handmade, bespoke carpets with designs by client request. To market his business to buyers, Egzon is building a presence on social media, and is hoping to attract support. 

August 8, 2022

Mandushe Goza is a volunteer at Bethany Christian Services Kosovo-Brekoc in Gjakova. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Mandushe–an 18 year-old nurse by profession–has been working hard to educate members of the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

August 8, 2022

Kosovo's green agenda goes beyond promoting climate-friendly practices; it is a plan that aims to grow the economy, strengthen energy security, mitigate climate change, and create local jobs in Kosovo. 


Last updated: August 19, 2022

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