A young unemployed resident of a poor rural area used support from the LEADER measure to create a business that provides a renewable energy source (firewood).
Unemployment among young people is a major problem in rural areas. In this case, a young entrepreneur decided to create a job for himself and set up a business that would use local resources to produce dried, cut and prepared firewood as a ready-to-use product.
With support from the Local Action Group (LAG) and the regional authorities, the beneficiary Rafał Werner received a grant to start his firewood business and acquire the necessary machinery.
One job was created in a rural area for a young unemployed person.
This renewable energy fuel source contributes to the reduction of atmospheric pollution.
Raw materials are acquired from local sources and the product is supplied to local customers, reducing transportation needs and emissions.
Customers include elderly people living within a radius of 30 km (as estimated in planning the business), but also young people whose professional lives make it difficult for them to prepare their own firewood.