Due to the difficulties created by the Covid-19 pandemic in economy, Help Monitoring Officer has implemented the business activity monitoring analysis for the project “Support to socio-economic stability in Western Balkans 2019-2020” and “Self-Employment Training Program” and is continuing with the report for other projects implemented by Help Kosovo as well.

Report: “Assessment report of the activity of Help grant beneficiaries (clients) of 2019 during the Covid-19 pandemic period.”

April, 2020

Total clients number 223,

During April 2020, 212 clients were contacted, 11 did not respond.

Out of 212, only 40 clients or 18.9% are working at this time, 172 or 81.1% are not working.

40 clients who are working are:

  • Farmers 20 clients
  • Beekeepers 5 clients
  • I.T. 6 clients
  • Tailor 1 client
  • Metal works 3 client
  • Mechanic 4 clients
  • Gardener 1 client

Question: 1) How concerned are you with the economic situation created in Kosovo as a result of Covid-19?

Out of the 212 clients,

A) NOT AT ALL stated 17%

B) AVERAGE stated 13%

C) A LOT stated 70%

Question: 2) Has your business been affected as a result Covid-19?

A) NO stated 18.9%

B) YES stated 81.1%

Question: 3) Has your business declined during this period of COVID-19 pandemic? If so, in what forms a) loss of income, b) difficulty in paying salaries, difficulty in paying rent?

A) NO stated 18.9%

B) YES stated 81.1% (a) Loss in revenue

Question: 4) Are the measures taken by the government enough for your business to survive until the end of the Covid-19 pandemic?

A) NO stated 24%

B) YES stated 76%

Question: 5) What exactly would be the adequate help for your business, in addition to cash (fertilizers for farmers; textiles and / or accessories for tailors; hair materials / colors for beauticians and hairdressers; soap for automotive; food and drinks for restaurants)?

A) Other support, said 150 of them which is 70.75

B) Raw material stated 62 of them or 29.25%

Question: 6) Plans in the future?

Of the 212 clients all stated that they plan to continue the same business.