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.”
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.