“It’s My Duty”

“I wanted to make a brand new start in my place of birth,” she said, “to bring my experience to the textile market here.”

In Kosovo, as in other parts of the Balkans, unemployment rates remain stubbornly high, especially for the youth. Two out of three young Kosovans of working age do not have a job.

We’re helping to change these statistics, providing hope and opportunities for the future. Working in conjunction with our partners, UNDP’s Self-Employment Program helps support skilled young entrepreneurs like Mirjeta with start-up grants and mentoring services as they launch their businesses.
Mirjeta’s brand “MH” is already receiving orders and has hired employees. She doesn’t regret her decision to return home and she’s now a leading example for other young Kosovans. “As an educated woman,” she explained, “it is my duty to do so.”

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