Imagine a group of mannequins standing on a small hill covered in artificial grass, all dressed in beautiful, colourful dresses made of plant and mineral dyed silk that were inspired by nights in the Caucasus mountains.
In recent years, tourism has become an industry of growing importance for Moldova’s economic health. Moldovans eager to contribute to this development have taken advantage of EU programmes to launch of a number of unique businesses: an Asian-style yurt village, scenic route through a historical region of Moldova, a salt grotto, and even SUP tours on water.
EU funding through the PARE 1+1 programme, in which every leu invested from remittances is supplemented by one leu as a grant, supports entrepreneurship in rural areas of Moldova.
The Women in Business Programme is a EU project under its EU4Business Initiative for women in Moldova who want to start or expand their business, especially in rural areas.