Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
ŠPAJZ.ba (Eng. pantry) is a result of cooperation between German organization Help-Hilfe Sarajevo and local CSO for social development and affirmation NODAS, with goal to ensure product placement of small producers. During last years, Help-Hilfe has focused on financial support of small producers, who are representing “the spine” of economic development. They have supported over 1500 businesses, which are now successfully contributing to socio-economic development of Bosnia and Herzegovina. One of the steps, in this holistic approach, is support to beneficiaries regarding marketing and access to markets. Store Špajz.ba is actually one of the solutions for this.
Špajz.ba is placed in one of the most traffic streets in Sarajevo’s municipality Centar. This store offers domestic products, such as eggs, different sorts of cheese, meet, fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs, pickles, chutney, types of honey, propolis, royal jelly and other products made of honey, healing teas, products made from healing herbs (syrup, ointments, creams) and various types of homemade flour. All products are produced with no add ins, and quality of these products has been controlled by Department of Public Health of the Sarajevo Canton and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Sarajevo. Also, all products have been produced in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in ecological and clean environment, with top-quality results. This success has been reached with cooperation with small agriculture producers from different parts of B&H.
The most important, production standards are made and controlled by Spajz.ba management, which shows success in leading and keeping organization. Also, prices are formed so that anyone can afford buying these ecological and organic products. The offer is also adjusted to needs and request of buyers, so new products are being developed constantly.