BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb.1
By Natavan Rzayeva - Trend:
The United States USAID Agency for International Development is supporting handicraft enterprises and individual craftswomen in all regions of Uzbekistan, Communications Specialist at USAID Mission to Uzbekistan Sanobar Khudaybergenova told Trend.
According to her, USAID co-financing investments in new technologies ranging between $465 and $4,651 for individual craftswomen, and between $4,651 and $18,605 for registered craft enterprises in Uzbekistan.
Khudaybergenova said the USAID supports handicraft enterprises and individual craftswomen to benefit from new technologies and management practices that will add value to their products and services.
"Through its Agribusiness Development activity, USAID aims to empower women entrepreneurs to access new markets and generate increased income, sales and jobs. The activity partners with handicraft enterprises and individual craftswomen to co-finance investments in new equipment to develop and grow their handicraft production activities”, she added.
Previously, it was reported that USAID will support the projects for handicraft enterprises of women and individual artisans in Uzbekistan. In this regard, the Women and Girls Empowerment Fund has been established within USAID’s Agribusiness Development project.
The goal of the project is to expand the economic opportunities of women, especially in the country’s rural areas. In 2021, USAID, within the Agribusiness Development Project, provided an additional $1 million to support women who start their own businesses.
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