Success stories


“New perspective” (Nova perspektiva) is a social agricultural cooperative established in 2010 in Pirot. They are engaged in mixed agricultural production in order to generate employment and reduce poverty of displaced persons and refugees.

They produce vegetables – peppers, cabbage, tomatoes – and wheat. They sell their healthy and natural products at the market in Pirot, supply local restaurants and sell their goods in cooperation with their friends from the Independence Trade Union.

They plan to open a distribution center and complete the process: production, processing and distribution of vegetables. Their cooperative employs between 40 and 50 of our members and they are mostly families of the displaced, refugees and exiles. The cooperative also employs six Roma families.

20% of their profit goes to the account of the cooperative and is invested in improving production. The rest is shared by its members.