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Transforming Lives

Alen Jusupovic, 23, and two of the donkeys (Ceca and Cica) on his farm in Zavidovici.

Alen Jusupović, a 23-year-old student of agricultural engineering in Sarajevo, was intrigued by the idea of starting a donkey farm after learning that a similar business was thriving in neighboring countries. In 2012, he set out to have the first in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

House of Representatives in BiH votes to adopt Whistleblower Protection Law
Before passage of the law on whistleblower protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), employees of state-level institutions who reported corruption would likely incur the wrath of their employers and be fired, like Višnja Marilović of Sarajevo.
Copper pendant and dome chandeliers made in Bosnia and Herzegovina, now on sale in NYC boutique.
Vladan Blagojevic is a coppersmith in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). His family has been making traditional kettles used in brandy making since 1921, almost 100 years. Today, his copper chandeliers and other Bosnian artisan products are sold in prestigious Manhattan boutiques. 
Husein Taletovic of Rattan Sedia Co., left, receives Golden Plaque and Diploma at Ambienta Trade Fair in Zagreb.
It was a tough competition of nearly 400 exhibitors at the Ambienta 2012 trade fair in Zagreb, Croatia. And a firm from Brčko, Bosnia and Herzegovina—Rattan Sedia Co.—won the prestigious “Mobil Optimum 2012” Golden Plaque and Diploma award for the design and quality of products from its OPLETTI furniture collection.


Last updated: October 08, 2014

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