The entrepreneurs of Luhansk region to get $88 thousand assistance from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan for starting or restoration of business, states the press service of the Luhansk regional administration.
"The total amount of grants in the first phase of the competition is $88 thousand, and ther are 13 projects that won it. Funding for this program is provided by the Government of Japan," according to the message. It is also reported that 62 applications of the total 72 had been admitted.
Among the winning projects is a great variety of business ideas, from companies for manufacturing foam concrete and paving slabs to launching food production or development center. The maximum amount of the grant is near $1000.
The competition was held under the UNDP Small Grants Programme designed for IDPs and the local population of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, who have an intention to start or continue their business.