Regional conference of Balkan Women Association

Country Director of Help Mission in Kosovo attended the Regional conference of Balkan Women Association on September 16th 2022 titled “I ❤ Balkans” – where representatives from 6 Western Balkans countries attended.
The event was organized by NGO Lady that has been previously supported by Help on establishing the “Balkan Women Association” and simultaneously the launching of the “Women Book”.
At this event, Country Director stated:
“At Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe we believe, and I have experienced myself, that economic empowerment supports integration and inclusion since by being financially stable and independent all marginalized groups become more confident and competent. This enables them to move from the margins gradually to the center and make sure that their voices are heard” – Shqipe Breznica, Kosovo Country Director, September 2022.
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Becoming Freelance Digital Accounting – Launching Event

Launching event of Become Freelance Digital Accounting Albania, took place on 12th of September 2022 in Tirana in Protik Innovation Center. The event and all program in Albania is being implementing in partnership with Balkans Capital Financial Services a well-known company which offers tax services, accounting and also trainings.

The project was realized within RECONOMY Programme which is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and is implemented by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation (Helvetas) together with Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe.

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Supporting Skill-UP project

Today, on the 24th of Aug 2022, Help Mission in Kosovo signed a partnership agreement with Makerspace Innovation Center Prizren for the implementation of the “Skill UP” Project. The purpose of the project is the training of youngsters between the ages of 18-35 in the field of Graphic Design module & Accounting through Software & taxes administration, both IT-focused programs.
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Inauguration event of the Social Enterprise

Today at the inauguration event of the Social Enterprise Project, in cooperation with Voice of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians, attended by civil society, representatives from EU office in Kosovo, GIZ and project beneficiaries.
Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe Mission in Kosovo was one of the winners of the fourth EU Award for Roma Integration in the Western Balkans and Turkey, funded by the European Union and implemented by Roma Active Albania.
The award recognizes Extraordinary People Promoting Equality through Employment. It recognizes private and public initiatives that offer support, recognition, and publicity to unemployment in the Roma communities, especially among women, and that support positive role models and practical help.
The award was monetary, and Help granted the funds back to the communities of Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptians by supporting the establishment of a social enterprise (greenhouse) that will employ only women. Help believes in integration through employment and creating opportunities that produce sustainable socio-economic development.
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Distribution of equipment for clients of SOE 05/2022

SOE 05 / 2022
Help ka filluar shpërndarjen e pajisjeve për përfituesit e vitit 2022 në kuadër të projektit “Fuqizimi socio-ekonomik i Ballkanit Perëndimor” i cili implementohet në komunat: Klinë, Skënderaj, Malishevë, Rahovec, Shtime, Kamenicë & Dragash.
SOE 05 / 2022
Help began the distribution of equipment for the clients of 2022 in the framework of the project “Socio-Economic Empowerment of the Western Balkans” which is implemented in the municipalities of Klinë, Skënderaj, Malishevë, Rahovec, Shtime, Kamenicë & Dragash.
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Farm visits in 7 partner Municipalities

During the Months of June and July, Help Mission in Kosovo implemented the grant scheme component of farm visits. In total 67 farm visits were implemented with beneficiaries of the project “Socio-economic empowerment of the Western Balkans” in the field of agriculture.
Farm visits were conducted through the contracted agricultural expert MSc Linda Muqiqi.
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Signing partnership agreement with Melita&Partners

On 14.07.2022 Help Kosovo signed a partnership agreement with Melita&Partners LLC as implementing partner within RECONOMY specifically “Becoming Freelance Digital Accountant” expanding project in Albania.
Melita & Partners is the leading service provider of business financial solutions in Kosovo.
The RECONOMY Programme is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and is implemented by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation (Helvetas) together with Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe.
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WEE Simple


The Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) has launched the final component of the Women in Energy Entrepreneurs (WEE) Program: the Pilot SIMPLE Group.

The SIMPLE Group offers grants for women-owned micro-businesses and startups in selected municipalities across Kosovo. These grants are designed to help women entrepreneurs in Kosovo grow their businesses through a more efficient use of energy.

The Pilot SIMPLE Group project will initially be implemented in the following municipalities: Ferizaj, Fushë Kosova, Gjakova, Gjilan, Gracanica, North Mitrovica, Podujeva, Prishtina, and Prizren.

This component is designed for new businesses with bright ideas, very limited funds, or for founders who are socially less advantaged. Maximum grant funding is  €3,000, and includes a 15% contribution from applicants.


Women-owned micro-businesses and startups who want to grow their business with more energy efficient technologies and/or energy saving measures.

Eligibility criteria:

  • At least 51% women owned
  • Fewer than 5 employees
  • Startup women-owned businesses and individual entrepreneurs
  • Located in one of the Municipalities included in this Call for Applications
  • Startup businesses that are working but are not registered yet are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Those businesses which are awarded grants will have to finish the registration of their business as part of the grant condition prior to the verification of the project. Otherwise, the grant must be returned to MFK.
  • Require an investment grant of not more than €3,000 (including a 15% own contribution)
  • Wish to grow their business with more energy efficient technologies and/or energy saving measures
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