Foundation for Small and Medium
 Businesses
Embassy of the USA
Department of State Public Affairs

“Three Steps of Refugee Women to Business Community”
Democracy Commission Small Grant


In March 2003 Department of State Public Affairs of United States of America made an award to Foundation for Small and Medium Businesses to assist refugee women towards professional employment and financial independence through three stage four months training course consisting of Entrepreneurship, Internet resources and Community Development training sessions.
The project aimed at integration and naturalization of refugee women, preparing them to be self-employed and to start their own business and unite for advocacy of common interests. “Three Steps of Refugee Women to Business Community”.

The grant has enhanced FSMB’s role in formation of favorable and civilized business environment, making community more business-friendly, reducing public-private conflicts by way of involving refugee women, one of the most vulnerable population group of Armenia, in entrepreneurial activity for their integration and naturalization, and preparing them to be self-employed and to start own business.

FSMB has significantly enriched its experience in training and consulting for those wishing to start and expand business.









During training sessions