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Our partners

In four years of its work SIF in BiH has established cooperation and partnership with 56 government institutions at all levels and other public institutions which actively supported and participated in implementation of 58 projects of NGOs and enterprises.List of SIF in BiH partners

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Social entrepreneurship

Social economy implies domination of the social goals over the economy goals, but the social goals are being achieved through economic way of work.

Social entrepreneurship is usage of entrepreneurial behavior to achieve social goals and benefits for the community. The concept of social entrepreneurship includes different economic initiatives which are not primarily focused on profit-gaining, but on achieving public interest or interest of particular socially- excluded groups.

With the aim of developing social entrepreneurship in BiH and utilization of the existing resources, SIF in BiH has conducted a research and produced the Assessment Report on Social Entrepreneurship in BiH with practical recommendations for the development of social entrepreneurship activities. DOWNLOAD REPORT BCS/EN.

In the period 2010-2014 SIF in BiH has supported NGO projects focused on social entrepreneurship in the amount of 1,168,725.57 BAM, out of which participation of SIF in BiH has been 799,085.34 BAM, while domestic participation has been 369,640.23 BAM.
The following organizations and projects have been supported:

Agency for Economic Development of Herzegovina – REDAH, Mostar „Support to Vulnerable Groups in the Area of Konjic and Široki Brijeg Municipalities, through Cultivation of Berries“
Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers, Žepče „To stay and Survive in Željezno Field“
Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Institute for Education ECOS, Sarajevo „Social, Entrepreneur and Economic Inclusion of Women 40+“
Ecological Coalition of Una Flow „EKUS“, Bihać „Self-Employment of Vulnerable Persons through Organized Vegetable Production“
Association of Agricultural Producers “Poljotes” UPP, Teslić „New Job Openings through Production of Raspberries”
Association of Entrepreneurs and employers, (UPIP) Žepče, „People for People“
Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo „Offer an Idea – Become an Entrepreneur“
Association of citizens “Viktorija”, Banja Luka „Therapeutic Community for Socially Vulnerable Addicts“
Association of Persons with Disabilities, Berkovići „Let us Give a Hand “
Association of Bee-keepers “Polen”, Donji Vakuf – Oborci „Creating Conditions for New Work Places through Growing Raspberries at 1 Ha“
Association for Development “LEDA”, Zenica „Reducing Social Exclusion through Mushrooms Growing“
Association of citizens “Viktorija”, Banja Luka „Investment in Future“
Association of Agricultural Producers “Zavičaj”, Višegrad „Support to Better Life“
Association of Citizens „BOSPER“ , Tuzla „Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities through Employment in Agriculture“
Association of Citizens „Strength“, Mostar „Persons with Disabilities can and shall Work“
Volunteers’ Association „Better Together“ „Improvement of the Socio-Economic Situation in Donji Vakuf Municipality through Greenhouse Production on Agricultural Soil“
Organization of Persons with Amputations „UDAS“ , Banja Luka „Move!“
Association of Parents, Children and Youth with Special Needs „Sun is Common to Us“ , Trebinje „Employment – the Best Way of Care-taking and Social Inclusion for Users as well as for the Society“
Association of Citizens „HOME“, Trebinje „Persons with Disabilities (PwD) as Actuators of Family Business“
Company for Blind and Visually Impaired Persons – “TMP” Ltd. „Increase of Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities through their Additional Professional Rehabilitation in 2013“
Company for Employment of Disabled Persons – „Patriot“ Ltd. „Maintenance of Green Surfaces“
Association of the Blind RS, Banja Luka “With Massage and Music towards Job”
Association “Living with Down Syndrome”, Sarajevo “Improvement of Quality of Support in Implementation of Inclusive Education in the Sarajevo Canton”

Our beneficiaries

  • Slobodan Tešunović, Bijeljina

    It means a lot to me to get employed within this project, it means security and existence for our families. In this way we are making an income and ensure years of service. The new equipment procured during this project, such as trimmers and a truck means better quality of work and better working conditions. This will probably create opportunities that we stay to work after the project ends.

  • Bojana Glogovac, Trebinje

    This opportunity for employment for five months within the project supported by the Social Inclusion Foundation in BiH means a lot to me. I was involved in work occupation. This is the first time that I am employed and that I earn some money.

  • Srećko Lalić, Trebinje

    Prior to this project I did not have an opportunity to work. I graduated from the high school of economics. This is the first time that I work. I am grateful for the trust I have been given and the opportunity to work. It means a lot to me that I have had the opportunity to get employed through this project.

  • Almir Bakić, Tuzla

    The greenhouse means a lot to me because I have been unemployed for years. I have been a person with disability since 2007 and I cannot find a job. The donated greenhouse enabled my self-employment. After spinach I will plant onion and lettuce, which I am planning to sell. I am grateful to the Social Inclusion Foundation in BiH and the association "BOSPER" for enabling people like me to achieve something on their own.

  • Šefik Čajić, Tuzla

    I have been retired for 10 years. I suffer from bi-polar depression. Work at a greenhouse is a kind of occupational therapy for me. My wife and younger son are helping me. I will try to sell the spinach at the market. I was planning to plant tomato and paprika after spinach. Selling spinach and other vegetables will help to my family, because I receive a minimal pension.

  • Edin Korugić-Zahirović, Donji Vakuf

    There are 7 members in our household. I am a war invalid with 70% impairment and I am unemployed. The work in the greenhouse means a lot for the financial profit since I have three children who go to school, and incomes are very low. I hope that we will be able to sell vegetables and that there will be opportunities to employ more people.

  • Ćamila Hadžić, Donji Vakuf

    Work in the greenhouse means that I will have little better living conditions and that I would be able to earn some money for my children. Every income is welcome as we are many in the family, we are paying the rent, three children go to school and only my husband works. I hope there will be more opportunities for work.

  • Duška Ševa-Majdandžić, Banja Luka

    My business plan was procurement of a cow because I live in the country side. We already have one cow, but that was not suficient. Therefore I have aplied for the donation of one more cow, as it means a lot to my household for the financial income, and also because of our needs for milk, cheese and cream. By selling the products we are trying to make an income. Besides selling milk and milk products, you can also sell one calf per year and earn 1000.00 BAM.