Women Entrepreneurs in Rural Armenia

In its continued effort of promoting the professional growth of women in rural Armenia, AIWA – SF sponsored an educational seminar for women entrepreneurs in Yerevan, organized by Homeland Development Initiative Foundation (HDIF), through the Paros Foundation’s 100 for 100 Projects for Prosperity. Almost 50 female entrepreneurs representing ten regions of Armenia, along with Peace Corp volunteers and Armenia based NGO employees, had the opportunity to learn about Armenia’s taxation regulations. The seminar was received very well by all producers that attended, including, Berd Bears, Talin Dolls, Goris Crochet, Vardenis Sewing, Kapan Crochet, Margahovit Woodcrafts, Goghovit Knitts, Chinchin Sewing, and Spitak Bags.  We invite you to take a moment to visit their web sites and consider supporting their small businesses.

AIWA-SF representative in Armenia, Lucineh Kassarjian, report that the first in its kind seminar was filled with lots of energy and enthusiasm, leaving the participants with the feeling that they finally were part of something very important, which brought out a sense of self-sufficiency and independence.

Business seminar participants from rural Armenia  Business seminar participants from rural Armenia

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