Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe has implemented a programme that provides targeted financial assistance to support microbusinesses. The grants were issued as part of the project “Provision of emergency assistance and protection services to the population affected by the conflict in Ukraine”, which is being implemented with the financial support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, Aktion Deutschland Hilft and NAK-karitativ.
A total of 352 payments were made under the project. The grant includes financial support for purchasing equipment and materials worth up to €2,700 in the national currency of Ukraine and monitoring of supported microbusinesses.
The main selection criteria were the availability of a realistic and sustainable business idea and compliance with existing local development strategies. The program aims to help businesses grow and become sustainable in the long term.