Speeding Poverty Alleviation in the Balkans

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Bulgaria: Peace Corps Bulgaria: Web Links for Bulgaria RPCVs: It's no secret that Eastern Europe is still struggling under the burden of its transition from communism. Paul Swider, a Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria, is trying to combat and reverse this situation.: Speeding Poverty Alleviation in the Balkans

By Miket Tyler (proxy2.points2.com - on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 10:44 am: Edit Post

Based on our ten years work in Romania and Albania, we are launching a new UK based charity initiative, called Aid for Trade, to work towards speeding the pace of rural poverty alleviation through microfranchise replication of successful microenteprises (www.aidfortrade.org.uk)

The Peace Corps has helped many microenterprises start and we are now wanting to contact - directly or indirectly, successful small rural businesses in Balkan countries (max. 5 employees and needing a maximum of $3,000 start up capital) with a view to exploring their interest to replicate by franchising.

We are also interested to collaborate in the start up of rural microentepriises suitable for future replication

Suggestions would be most welcome

Mike Tyler

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