- With the support of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Estonian Refugee Council, together with Mtskheta-Mtianeti Regional Hub implemented this project in order to support IDP women’s sustainable livelihoods through entrepreneurship in Georgia.
- The primary goal of the project was to develop the entrepreneurial and transversal skills among women living in five IDP settlements in Georgia: Tserovani, Tsilkani, Prezeti, Shavshvebi and Khurvaleti.
As a result of the project, up to 40 business ideas received equipment and tools worth up to 4,000 GEL (or 8,000 GEL for groups) necessary to start their businesses. Together with financial support, selected participants had the opportunity for a 6-month mentorship program in order to get proficient advice from experienced consultants in business management.
The project was possible due to a Georgian assistance request in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and contributes to the priority sectors highlighted by the Georgian government.
- Receiving and evaluating of applications
- Development of selected business ideas, training sessions, working on business plans and presenting them to the commission
- Providing grants to the selected business ideas
- 6-month mentorship program
- Marketing workshop