Success stories

Georgia - Farming: cheese production

With a degree in economics, Mariam (49) worked as an accountant for over 13 years. Yet she was unexpectedly dismissed due to downsizing and her efforts of finding another job proved fruitless.

Kyrgyzstan - Internet cafe

Despite the fact that Budanbek (34) was the first person to open an internet cafe in his home village, the income it was generating was far from enough to support his family. Budanbek decided to look for a better life abroad.

Tajikistan - Agriculture: Trade of milk products and animal breeding

Zakirjon Mirzaev (36) was deported from Norway to Lithuania in August 2010 as in his passport he had an expired visa issued for the purpose of visiting the Republic of Lithuania. He immediately applied for asylum. 

Afghanistan - Gas selling business

Rafi (22) left Afghanistan due to deteriorating security conditions and direct threat to his life. 

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