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Good bread from good people

  • Regional, Ukraine
  • Employability
  • Persons with Disability

Good Bread Bakery employs people with intellectual disabilities. In Ukraine, most opportunities for self-realization and work are closed to such people as it is believed that if a person has intellectual disabilities such as Down syndrome or autism, they will not be able to work. But this is not true. The bakery has been existing

Azerbaijani Socks

  • Azerbaijan, Regional
  • Employability, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation
  • Minority groups, People in Poverty, Unemployment, Women

AzerbaijaniSocks’ vision is to provide fairly paid, flexible employment for women in the rural parts of Azerbaijan, through a craft that has continued for generations, and to provide a cozy, handmade, unique, quality product to sell outside of Azerbaijan. These socks are knit in homes, allowing women to work from home to earn income for

Armenian Camp

  • Armenia, Regional
  • Children, Climate Action and Environment, Education, Energy efficiency, Health
  • Children and Youth, Environment, Minority groups, People in Poverty, Persons with Disability

Samvel Rostomyan and Varduhi Aramyan founded Armenian Camp in the 2000s as a resource for the physical convalescence and leisure of people with disabilities. Later, to become more stable, it began functioning as a social enterprise. Armenian Camp has since developed further, striving to expand its services and increase the number of its customers. Since

Homeland Development Initiative Foundation (HDIF)

  • Armenia, Regional
  • Employability, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation
  • Asylum seekers and refugees, Minority groups, People in Poverty, Persons with Disability, Unemployment, Women

Tim Straight founded the Homeland Development Initiative Foundation – HDIF with a mission to empower women across Armenia while using traditional methods like crochet and felt to create products for buyers in Germany, Italy, the US and other countries. Currently they work with 235 producers and their goal is to employ a thousand producers by the year 2024 in

Café Mziuri

  • Georgia, Regional
  • Art and Culture, Children, Climate Action and Environment, Employability, Health
  • Children and Youth, Elderly, Environment, Persons with Disability

Café Mziuri is a community based social enterprise, established in a forgotten park of Tbilisi, Georgia. It positions people with disabilities as entrepreneurial leaders of their communities. In 2016, non-profit organization Mziani initiated creation of the social enterprise Café Mziuri in one of the central parks of Tbilisi. Mziuri Park, opened in 1982, was thought

Floare de Cireş

  • Moldova
  • Education, Employability
  • Environment, Minority groups, People in Poverty, People with medical need, Persons with Disability

“Moldovan society has many prejudices towards people with disabilities,” says Sergiu Gurau, founder of the social enterprise Floare de cires, a catering company in Moldova. “We needed to do something to change these stereotypes and prejudices.” The change is underway. Floare de cires currently employs 11 young people with disabilities and 4 young people from other vulnerable