Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Women association “Orchid” (Bh. „orhideja“) is founded in 2008 with a mission to empower women through skill development and awareness about joint work and local community development.
With cooperation with cooperative “Herzegovinian”, Association has made first steps in social entrepreneurship by selling eco-food from Herzegovina area like goat cheese and smoked meat from Žegulja, garlic and cherries from Barana area, potato, tomato and peppers from Dubrave, pumpkins from Hrasno, etc. Most of the food they redeem can be found in the stores “United Herzegovina” Sarajevo and “Taste Herzegovina” Mostar, as well as in their office store in Stolac. Beside these products, they make pomegranate juice, jam of figs, rosehip jam, quince jam, kiwi jam, dried fig jam, cherries jam, sweet fig, quince, pumpkin product, chutney, sauce of garlic, marinated white onions, dry eggplant, dry peppers, dried tomatoes, dried tomatoes in olive oil, dry pepper in olive oil, dried tomato sauce and various kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables.
With all this, members of Orchid Association through their work during years have developed skills in making different homemade dishes. Homemade eco-food is the main ingredient they use when making these dishes. This service is within catering they provide for event management when someone hires them.
Also, with the support of UNI Credit Foundation from Italy and CCED from France, they have opened a hostel in the attractive part of Stolac, 3 minutes’ walk from the city center. Hostel is in the peaceful area and attracting people who are walking and mounting in near mountains. It is using high mountain position which offers an incredible look on Bregave valley and giving unforgettable look on Bregava River and waterfall.
Hostel has capacities: