Bosnia and Herzegovina – Small Business

New perspectives through livelihood promotion

Project environment

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a deeply divided and fractured country. Three brutal wars, in the last century alone, have inflicted heavy hardships on its population. Despite great potential and promising opportunities, many people lack perspective and hope. Progress is visible only in a few areas. Shopping malls and new buildings are shooting up in some urban centres and the road network is being renovated and extended throughout the country. There are jobs and local production, but the working conditions and wages are largely unfair and hardly allow employees to build their own livelihoods with good prospects. Although superficially there are some positive changes in the country, most people hardly find a way to earn a regular, fair and stable income. Anyone who can afford it, leaves the country looking for work in Western Europe.

Our vision

Our aim is to promote small and medium-sized enterprise in the region. We commit ourselves to the areas of formation and economic development and are creating prospects and a better future, especially for the young generation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


We have been involved in income-generation development since 2010. We have carried out various projects in the fields of agriculture, handicrafts, information technology (IT), trade and production of export goods. In July 2019, we concluded the partnership second-hand business Pasija D.O.O. after three years. The company is now independent and in local hands. At present, we look to the future and set a new and promising focus.

Small business promotion “Wood and Metal”

Since 2019, we have become more involved in a transnational project in the field of wood and metal processing. Thanks to our cooperation, a carpentry business in Travnik was able to produce and sell over 100 raised garden beds made of oak and black pine and several thousand wattle fences. In the area of metal construction, we were able to successfully complete eleven projects. Our local partners and various suppliers as well as external fabricators benefited from the project.

Through professional advice and a lot of personal commitment, we promote the economic success of the project. In this way, we actively fight poverty and create a future for the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Could you imagine supporting our work? With your donation, we could further develop our programme and improve our services.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Purpose of donation: Bosnia, small business development

Anita Ruinelli

Secretariat and Newsletter

"It is easy to overlook the plight of other people. It is difficult to help in a really constructive way. It takes people who, among other things, have great intercultural understanding and the strength to confront grievances and shortcomings.”