On October 4, Pro Business Nord, in the framework of the Female Entrepreneurial Network Development Project, implemented in partnership with the ADR Nord (Regional Development Agency "Nord"), organized and held a Round Table on topic “Women's Entrepreneurship - Opportunities for the Development of Production and the Provision of Services in the Rural Areas” for 24 women from the cities of Balti and Singerei, as well as from the villages of Chiscareni and Alexandreni, district Singerei.

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 Thirty active women supported the PBN initiative for the development of the Women's Entrepreneurship Network; these are residents of Balti city, Elizaveta village and villages: Plop, district Donduseni and Volovitsa, district Soroca.

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On August 27, within the framework of the Project, 18 women, residents of Donduseni and Glodeni districts, as interested guests visited the farm of Angela Bejenari in the village of Plop, Donduseni district. There was organized a warm welcome for them and held a practical seminar on the cultivation of remontant varieties of strawberries.

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On June 21 in Rybnitsa city Pro Business Nord, within the framework of the LEADER Project and with financial support from World Jewish Relief, held a competition of business plans developed by Project participants who completed basic business training in the period May-June of the current year. All participants demonstrated an excellent level of knowledge about business planning, as well as a high level of motivation and readiness to create their own business. According to the results of the competition, members of the independent Commission of Experts chose three business projects as the most promising, and recommended them to be provided to the donor for the provision of grant support.


The PBN's initiative for the development of the Women's Entrepreneurial Network was supported by thirty-five more initiative women; these are residents of Glodeni, Edinet and a number of nearby villages: Funduri Vechi, Petrunea, Viisoara, Brinzeni, Corpaci.

In the period from June 6 to 13, two new groups began to study the basics of business and business planning in the framework of the Women's Entrepreneurial Network Development Project. The training was organized by the initiative and partner support of employees of the economic department of the District Council of Glodeni town and the leaders of the District Council of Edinet town.

Upon completion of training, women will develop and submit business projects for the competition, in order to gain a financial support as a grant to implement their business ideas.

On the 8th of June of the current year, within the framework of the Women's Entrepreneurial Network Development Project, a group of Project participants, consisting of 18 residents of the villages of Briceni district, such as: Berlinti, Caracusenii Noi, Drepcauti, Grimancauti visited the shop-bakery which belongs to Violeta Mustеatа in Balti city.With great interest, they got acquainted with the products and production process; they actively communicated with the business owner, asking her questions regarding the recipes, the technological process, the retail and the whole of this type of business.


On June 12, a trip to Pridnestrovie was organized for the group of participants in the Women's Entrepreneurship Network Development Project, residents of the Briceni and Glodeni districts, as well as from Balti to the cities of Dubassary and Rybnitsa, in order to hold events for the exchange of experience and acquaintance with successful examples of the development of both small business and social entrepreneurship.

In Dubossary city of, one of the events was held in the open air, on a nearby field of farmers-entrepreneurs willing to share their experience. The following topics were discussed during the seminar: growing fruits and vegetables (including exotic ones) in greenhouses and in the open ground; the picking, storage and selling of them. The host, represented by Zinaida Zamoyskaya, showed her hospitality and graciously presented to all interested participants of the trip seedling material, seeds and bushes of various fruit and berry plants. Showing their courtesy, the guests of the seminar donated floral planting material to the hostess as a gift.

The second event in the city of Dubossary allowed women to get acquainted with the example of another successful business. They visited the owner of the soft ice cream business, where they got acquainted with the technological and production processes with great interest, actively communicated with him and asked him a number of questions regarding this type of business activity. And by the end of the visit, everyone who wished, with pleasure, tasted different sorts, with several of additives of this delicacy.

Then all the Project's participants visited Rybnitsa city for further participation in the planned activities. In the BlinOK cafe at the "Hesed Rachel" Public Charitable Organization, the Round Table was organized and held for them on the social entrepreneurship development model, moderated by Zinaida Sergeeva, the head of the organization and the director of the cafe. There was a lively active discussion in the hall, everyone appreciated such experience and achievements in developing and running a business, which makes it possible to get a stable income and solve the issues of organizing leisure and providing nutrition for the elderly.

After tasting dishes prepared in the cafe, the second event was a master class on making and decorating the dough for gingerbreads and spice cakes, organized and conducted by the owner of this business, Grischuk Alla. The event turned out to be very spectacular, informative and entertaining, where women, in addition to their practical skills in creating and decorating gingerbread products, got acquainted with the history of the origin of this type of business, its rich and colorful assortment. During the implementation of the prepared presentation, great attention was paid to the issues of product promotion and its packaging. Also the business owner shared her plans for the future.

This day was such an eventful and long-lasting for the project participants... New information, new types of business, new contacts and new ideas...


On May 16 – 18  this year 30 initiative women from Floresti and Briceni districts began to learn the basics of entrepreneurship and business planning as part of a project to develop a women's business network.

This Project realized by “Pro-Business Nord” is sponsored by the Program for the Development of Cooperation and the Promotion of Democracy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania and with the financial assistance of the  World Jewish Relief.

Also, during the trainings, women were able to get acquainted with the example of a successful business by visiting a private bakery in the city of Balti.  They actively talked with the owner and asked her questions about this type of business, with interest familiarized with the technological process  and as well as tasted bakery products.