Success stories

Iraq - Electrical appliences shop

Serbest (32), together with his then pregnant wife Shilan (28) applied for asylum in Lithuania in March 2009. 

Moldova - Taxi business

Ion (27) first left Moldova in 2009. He had recently married and had a little daughter, yet his income was far from sufficient to support his young family. 

Georgia - Trade in women's clothing

Svetlana (42), an accountant by profession, began trading in clothes in Zugdidi back in 1998. A divorcee raising a son on her own, she always found it difficult to live on a low salary. 

Azerbaijan - Tea house

Although Amil (56) had been engaged in various business activities in Azerbaijan – from selling fruit, vegetables and flowers to working in the service sector, – he had been constantly struggling to make ends meet. 

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