Success stories

USU Tuzla: Growing plants and bussiness

This social business investment included renovation of the NGO's existing building, furnishing living areas for 20 people, and education and employment of beneficiaries. It provides numerous benefits, including the following employment.

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

USU Tuzla opened a day-care center for person with disability. The center's purpose is to enable this group of persons to join the general population and to help provide meaningful employment opportunities to those who are able and interested to take on employment.

This social business investment included renovation of the NGO's existing building, furnishing living areas for 20 people, and education and employment of beneficiaries.

It provides numerous benefits, including the following employment and actualization opportunities:

  • Recruitment and engagement of 15 individuals with disabilities in poultry, fish, production of greenhouse seedlings of vegetables;
  • Breeding of rose seedlings of rose on the area of 3000 m²; 
  • Operating a mobile stand for own seedling, vegetables and flowers; 
  • Upgrade of existing ponds and fish farming;
  • Building a coop and run poultry.

The social and economic benefits of this extension also include:

  • 2 new full time and 20 seasonal staff positions in four greenhouses (700 m2 total surface); 
  • Opportunity to accept 15 new beneficiaries in the day care centre; 
  • Increased mobility and employability of beneficiaries' family members. They will be finally able to go to work once the beneficiaries are in the day care center;
  • 15 beneficiaries employed in the agri-business activities of the new social enterprise

Website: https://usutz.ba/o-udruzenju/

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