Success stories

“Let’s Live Together” Association - provides assistance to people with disabilities

The goal of this enterprise is to help people with disabilities in exercising their right to work. The exercise of this right is essential for the stability of each person and their integration in society.

Country: Serbia

The goal of this enterprise is to help people with disabilities in exercising their right to work. The exercise of this right is essential for the stability of each person and their integration in society. Back in 2001, they started collecting waste paper in schools, and thus managed to provide some income for beneficiaries of this CSO.

Since 2001 they have gradually developed these activities:

- Purchased sorting containers and started collecting other recyclables,

- Introduced the service for making folders where their beneficiaries daily assemble up to ten thousand folders.

Through these two services, 66 beneficiaries receive their salaries. It is the basis of social entrepreneurship – the social groups that cannot be competitive in the market are given the opportunity to earn for their living.

They have also managed to work with stakeholders and reached an agreement with the Belgrade Municipality of Stari Grad about new premises and got premises in „Višnjićev pasaž“. They have already rearranged one part, and are working intensively on the other. One of the rooms is a workshop where beneficiaries make different things out of glass, and another room is intended for Art Centre, where they are engaged in painting.

Association has also opened a shop that sells a variety of things that our beneficiaries make: chairs, vases and various creative glassware products. Within this shop, they are currently arranging a room for workshops for parents of children with disabilities, and a playroom with special toys is already finished.

Why Social enterpreneurhips?

Social entrepreneurship is a chance! – nowadays when jobs are scarce, a social enterprise can create jobs for various social groups. It can also be a good opportunity for young people to gain work experience and necessary knowledge, even as volunteers. Pooling knowledge, skills and ideas, as well as mutual help and support are also very important. Nobody is sufficient for themselves, everyone are dependent on each other and only through knowledge and joint work - everyone wins.

Website: https://zivimozajedno.rs/

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