HERA, a charity headquartered in the UK, announces its Fifth International Grants Competition for women entrepreneurs from Armenia and Moldova.  Any woman entrepreneur from one of these two countries may apply for funding to support equipment and other capital development costs. The entrepreneur must demonstrate how her work will help to improve young women’s employment in her region.  Subject to funding, up to 30 grants averaging €700 (and ranging between €50 – €1200) will be offered across these two countries to selected women entrepreneurs according to one of the following three categories:

  1. Established woman entrepreneurs willing to train and employ young women at risk of dangerous migration and exploitation;
  1. Young women entrepreneurs (under 30 years of age) who have migrated, returned, and organized their own ventures;
  1. Young women social entrepreneurs innovating new approaches for improving women’s employment or entrepreneurship to prevent dangerous migration and trafficking in their local.

If you are a woman entrepreneur and have a venture or innovation that fits one of the three categories, please fill out the enclosed application form and apply to hera.grants@gmail.com.  Applications should be filled out in English.

This year, the HERA Competition closes at midnight on Sunday, May 28.  A preliminary selection will be completed by June 18.  Onsite assessments and awards will be made during the summer and through September 30.   Successful applicants may also receive on line mentoring, technical advice, and publicity for their ventures on the HERA website.

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