On June 14th, 2018, USAID/Kosovo Mission Director James Hope visited EMPOWER Private Sector beneficiary Palma Mobilje in Gjilan, one of the major producers of furniture in Kosovo.
Furniture business flourishes as country rebuilds following war.
“We had to rebuild our own houses and furnish them as they were damaged from the war.”
On May 31st, 2018, Artan Jakupi, from wood processing company Candeo, and Gent Ademaj from wood processing company Mobileria Real, signed grants awarded by the EMPOWER Private Sector project.
On May 23rd 2018, USAID’s EMPOWER Private Sector presented available options for technical assistance interventions to improve the competitiveness of companies in the wood sector. The proposed interventions were formulated by an international expert through extensive consultations with, and direct visits to, wood sector companies.
On May 7th 2018, USAID Washington based desk officer Ana Luisa Pinto visited Dijamant wood processing company and KOSHI GROUP – Carbon fiber solutions.