social enterprise

 

Caritas ŠABAC is a part of the international Caritas network that i present in Šabac since 1992.

That is how a company named „Be a man“ was formed in which they have opened three humanitarian second hand shops that employ vulnerable women.

Two years ago, they began to collect clothes and that action was called „Bread of textiles“. They collect clothes in Sarajevo and Banja Luka. Then the clothes is gathered in storage by nine people who work there and are socially vulnerable. One of them is a former homeless man from Sarajevo, who now lives from his work thanks to ADRI.

Bešlagić is social entrepreneur of “Green Islands” business. He made his positive story through the investment of the Foundation Mozaik.

Green Islands as a social business is an amusement park who is working through its environmental activities in order to conserve natural resources and to promote the natural and cultural treasures of our region, through its offer of cycling tours, rafting, camping etc.

 Company “Christmas and sons” is the only authorized Microsoft refabricant in this part of Europe. The basic idea of environmental actions in this company is tutoring local communities in Serbia, primarly about what is electronic and electrical waste, what it means to be treated properly, and why is dangerous and why is deposited in eamarked containers.

In order to raise additional funds for realization of their projects, the Foundation established a social enterprise Divac HOD d.o.o. in February 2010 and its total profit is directed to the Foundation „Ana and Vlade Divac“ for the implementation of humanitarian projects.

Divac HOD d.o.o. is engaged in the production and sale of souvenirs such as T-shirts, mugs, magnets, coasters, scented candles, posters and key chains. Their original souvenirs are bought by many tourists visiting Belgrade.

We achieve our goals primarily by issuing the magazine of the same name sold by members of marginalized who keep a half of the earned income.

Their vendors are homeless, street youth, the poorest and most vulnerable individuals. Before they start working, future vendors attend training for salespeople to help them develop social skills and sales skills, show them the method of distribution, the magazine itself and the rules of conduct.

In other words VISAN tried to conquer a broad area of environmental protection and sanitation, through providing services, but also through continuous environmental care and also educating staff and the developing programs.

The Association is existing for seven years based on the initiative of parents, wanting to young people with congenital problems not to stay all their life as a passive members of society. With their activities, as one of the necessary support service they founded a Living room as an innovative support program for people with developmental disabilities, which represents the social model approach to the work and aims a life and vocational training, development of social skills and provides condition for social inclusion.

The company hires women who have more than 45 years, and that as a result of transitional changes, lost their jobs and have limited access to employment. In addition to employment support this vulnerable group, the company is working to promote corporate social responsibility, environmental protection and recycling, as well as the concept of social entrepreneurship.

The association “No-addiction” in 2009 has launched a social entrepreneurship “NEOS” to help rehabilitated addicts to solve their existential questions in life because they are often facing many prejudices. Since in the market the only good reference is reliability and quality that service provides, “NEOS” contributed to break down the stereotypes of drug addicts as a purely destructive people.

The mission of the cooperative is the inclusion of former addicts in normal working and living processes, successful social reintegration and the development of social enterprises.