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“The time I spent in this organization was very interesting. I was introduced to the practical side of my work that was little known to me. I think that it’s not easy to work in this field since the job requires patience and organisation. However, the overall experience was very useful and great.”
This is a success story of the Association Agro Neretva which begins after the war in BiH, when the founder and our client Dragi Žujo came back all the way from Norway with a desire and aim to restore and strengthen the agriculture in our country. His main goal was to motivate the population, to bring back our agricultural business back on its feed. With all the difficulties brought by the war, Dragi Žujo was able to re-awaken a desire and a will of people to work and create new future on their own land . The Association of AGRO-NERETVA is owned by Mr. Žujo, and his basic and primary activity is finding markets where farmers from the cooperatives could sell their products. His life motto is ”man-family-cooperative-local community. ”
“With the first loan approved by the Microcredit Foundation Sunrise I financed the purchase of three sheep and one ram. I am grateful to the Microcredit Foundation Sunrise for believing in me when other financial institutions did not have confidence in my work. Today I have my own flock of hundred goats.”
“The beginning is the hardest, but once you start there’s no stopping it. I have started from scratch, and it took me a while to gain the trust of people, but I always tried to offer quality services to all, to offer something they love, and I can say, for certain, that you can never go wrong with a good piece of pie! Especially, when that pie is baked under the tots which is a part of the Bosnian tradition.”
“I’m one of those persons who consciously thinks and strives to serve her customers with courtesy and wholeheartedly. Because of it, I turned to the Microcredit Foundation “Sunrise“ for help and I don’t regret it. I have inherited this job from my mother, and my wish was to walk her steps and to successfully continue developing the business. I’m glad I have succeeded!”
CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS
This year we marked 21 years of sustainable business, which we consider extraordinary success since the Foundation was created at the time of the difficult economic situation in the country, i.e. immediately after the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In our work we strive to achieve an appropriate balance between the provision of services and the business results we would like to achieve. We are proud of our position in the market and recognition that we have received in the previous period. In order to a responsible management of the micro credit Foundation Sunrise, constantly advance our activities according to the clients whose unquestionable loyalty to refile on our success. Clients of our services has detected that we understand their priorities and we can provide them access to financial resources that they need to more easily implement their plans. On it worth for our 156 employees, which help our clients to more easily achieve their goals and needs, and even surpass their expectations. The Foundation is also responsible to the wider social community in which we live and operate, which is reflected through various forms of assistance in the fight against poverty. One of those aspects is mobilizing and developing innovative sources of financing for the needs of the socially responsible lending target groups of users such as women entrepreneurs, returnees, etc. We make it easier to access to sources of funding to all customers who want to implement their own plan or idea in order to achieve additional revenue as well as the creation of new jobs. The capital of the Foundation has enabled the survival and successful business, and in the period of economic crisis with which the Foundation successfully wore, and even today, decisive steps going forward. In the period from founding until today, MKF Sunrise and its employees they were able to build a recognizable image, increase capital, offer innovative and affordable products, territoriality expand and update the field offices.