Furniture workshop in Saralanj village, Shirak

Recently, AUA Turpanjian Rural Development Program supported another business in Saralanj, a village in the Shirak region. In May of 2017, after completing all program requirements and getting financial assistance, Mr. Stepan Mkhitaryan established a furniture production facility.

Mr. Mkhitaryan designs his own models and makes furniture for individual orders. The furniture workshop is fully equipped with high-quality equipment, which allows him to provide high quality products. Currently, in addition to individual orders, Mr. Mkhitaryan has orders from furniture stores… Continue reading

TRDP 26th Business Training in Artsakh

The Stepanakert office of the AUA-Turpanjian Rural Development Program (AUA-TRDP) recently held its 26th business training where seventeen participants learnt the basics of business management, marketing, and tax so they could write their business plans and then open their businesses. Continue reading

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
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