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Another TRDP supported business opened in Shirak marz, Armenia

IMG_2323Another AUA Turpanjian rural development program supported business has been established in one of the rural communities of Shirak marz. On October 23, the opening ceremony for the business of AUA-TRDP beneficiary, Mr. Gagik Simonyan, took place with a red ribbon cutting ceremony. With AUA-TRDP support, Mr. Gagik Simonyan opened a café-bistro in Saralanj village of Shirak marz, creating three new jobs.

According to Mr. Simonyan, they were trying to “make a difference” by using pragmatic and… Continue reading

Another TRDP supported business established in Vayots Dzor region: Fish Production in Hermon Community

Another AUA Turpanjian rural development program supported business has been established in one of the rural communities of Vayots Dzor region, Armenia. Mr. Tigran Poghosyan, from Hermon village, having almost two years of experience in fish production learning that AUA TRDP expanded into Vayots Dzor region decided to apply to the program to enrich his knowledge of entrepreneurship and expand his business. Continue reading

National Cuisine and Hostel Business in Areni Village, Vayots Dzor region

A young entrepreneur, 25 years old Anushavan Grigoryan from Areni village, learned about the opportunities the AUA Turpanjian rural development program offers for startups and decided to apply. He wanted to acquire new knowledge and skills in the field of business development and through the financial assistance of the program expand his business of Bed & Breakfast and improve the quality of the service. Continue reading

New business ideas to be realized in Artsakh

On May 13, presentations of 12 business plans of the 24th entrepreneurship training session took place in the Stepanakert office of the AUA-Turpanjian Rural Development Program. The beneficiaries of the program, who come from different regions and communities of Artsakh, prepared their business plans during the session with the help of experts and then enthusiastically presented those plans to a jury comprised of business and loan specialists. Continue reading

AUA-TRDP beneficiary featured on ShantTV

One of the leading TV channels in Armenia, ShantTV covered a story about American University of Armenia Turpanjian Rural Development Program's beneficiary Mr. Slavik Chapanyan who with the support of the program managed to establish cheese production business in his own remote community of Berdashen, Shirak region. Mr. Chapanyan's business created seven jobs in the community! Continue reading

Opening of Car Wash Business in Village of Nor Kyank, Shirak region

On December 22, the opening ceremony for the business of AUA-TRDP beneficiary Mr. Vahagn Torosyan took place with a red ribbon cutting ceremony. The opening of the car wash business was a real celebration in Nor Kyank. Many guests from the Village of Nor Kyank and surrounding communities, other TRDP beneficiaries and stakeholders attended the event. Continue reading

TRDP Beneficiary Arshak Evinyan Will Soon Open Accessories Store in the Town of Ayrum

Mr. Arshak Evinyan, an entrepreneur who applied to the Turpanjian rural development program of the American University of Armenia to develop his entrepreneurial skills, received financial assistance to establish an accessories store in his own community of Ayrum, in the Tavush region. He is already completing the construction of the store and will start operations in a few weeks! Mr. Evinyan told the TRDP chair, Dr. Haroutune Armenian and other staff, about the developments in his business when they visited the beneficiary. Mr. Evinyan completed the construction of the ground, the walls, the second floor, and the roof. He also already installed the doors and windows of the store. Continue reading