Small businesses receive a vital boost from diaspora

By: Valon Xoxa    February 22, 2014

Through a conglomerate of organizations and individuals, the Kosovar businesses are receiving the vital boost of financial support. The chief agency responsible for the project success has been The Finnish Foreign Ministry through UNDP’s DEED as well as the diaspora community. 

Feime Rexhepaj  from Kopernicë has been informed over the possibilities of funding her business and was quick to apply.Through her determination, Rexhepaj had participated in business drafting classes.

Rexhepaj had proved that through her brother in Germany, she could secure the financial backup, thus had received a grant of 2.800 Euros. Her business “Tradita”  has been mainly focused in preparing sweets such as the famous baklava, tries leches and many more. All of her products are home made and are delivered on a order basis.  The products from “Tradita” are present in many different city fairs and markets throughout Dardana (Kamenica), the grant has only proved Rexhepaj that her business ambitions could become a reality.

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Valon Xoxa

Valon Xoxa is a staff member of He holds a bachelor degree from Westminster College (MO) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. Currently resides in Prishtina, and is a freelance contributor and editor at With an interest in contemporary culture, he seeks to find and incorporate articles from the Kosovar Diaspora that would shed light upon the interesting characteristics of this important global community. He has published a research article through UNDP’s School on Human Development titled “Mobility and Public Participation: A Case Study of the Kosovar Diaspora”, where a rather interesting Andersonian perspective is taken at understanding the Internet as a national identity creation medium.

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