Association of the Persons with Disabilities “Prijatelj” (Friend) was established in 2003 in town of Metković. This area has 526 registered disabled persons, out of whom 119 of them are children and youth up to 18 years age.
ACT Konto d.o.o. is another example of organically grown social enterprise in the ACT Grupa. Founded in 2009 as a service to the group and other civil society and social entrepreneurship organizations in the region, it grew slowly and steadily.
ACT Grupa is one of the most quoted examples of the social entrepreneurship in Croatia and is one of the most important success stories of a true grassroot, bottom-up social entrepreneurship initiative.
Like many other civil society organizations, DEŠA initiated it social entrepreneurship activities through its initial organizational form. Namely, DEŠA was selling and promoting wide set of its traditional products made by their beneficiaries...
Initially, the enterprise started in 2012 as a business experiment with a goal to support local farmers from deprived areas in southern Croatian counties in reaching the market of large Dalmatian cities, mostly the Split City urban area.