IOM Azerbaijan supports small business start-ups of youth in regions
30 September 2021
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), a UN migration agency, continuing efforts in supporting selected micro-business initiatives within the framework of the USAID-funded Public Action for Resilience (PAR) Activity.
One of the objectives of the PAR activity is to support the vulnerable youth population in project target areas fostering their access to financial sources and participation in the labor market. In this regard, Ulviyya Mahmudova from Ganja city has recently been provided with the necessary tailoring equipment and painting supplies to start her own business. In her spot, she also provides tailoring and drawing courses to the kids and young pupils from Ganja city.
Recently, IOM and USAID representatives paid a visit to her facility to get acquainted with her and her student’s handcrafts and drawings.
In the framework of the PAR project, more than 40 young people from different parts of Azerbaijan have been assisted to start their own businesses.
Within the USAID-funded PAR project, income-generating activities of the vulnerable population with a special focus on youth and women aim economically to empower them and increase their resilience and community cohesion.