FAQ for Lithuania in English

What type of refugee business exists in your local community? 

Hairdresser business is popular among Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Most of them are working in Vilnius with a business certificate or business licence.

However, there are examples of foreigners who have successfully developed their business in Lithuania, at example, restaurants, construction business and other.

More information:

Rawad, a Syrian refugee, founded a Don Pedro café in Vilnius, where he also employed other refugees.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/Don-PEDRO-180708369416654/?tn-str=k*F

Eskedar Tilahun Maštavičienė, refugee from Ethiopia, is a well-known businesswoman and public figure.  Her first business in Lithuania was a clothing shop. She is now successfully importing coffee beans from Ethiopia. More information: https://www.facebook.com/eskedarcoffee/

She is also involved in social and public activities — teaches employees business English, works as an interpreted in the Department of Migration, “Caritas”, helps to integrate refugees. She’s constantly visiting Women’s Crisis Centres, hostels. In 2019 she was elected a person of the year by “Kauno žinios” news portal.

Pavel, refugee from Belarus, is involved in construction business. More information: https://www.unhcr.org/neu/914-in-person-pavels-successful-integration-in-lithuania.html

  1. Ghulam, refugee from Afghanistan, with his friend Tajik Sulamano opened a restaurant in Vilnius “Rytietiška virtuvė”. More information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Product-Service/Rytieti%C5%A1ka-Virtuv%C3%A9-425446034546734/

Uzbekistan refugee Farruh Azimov has been leading Halal Control Lithuania for several years. It provides certification for food and non-food manufacturers, meat processors and control of production produced in accordance with the Halal requirements. Businessman successfully develops international business with Malaysia.