Friday, 7 December 2012

Day Three: BBC3's Stacey Dooley returns to Sarajevo to meet more entrepreneurs

On her final day visiting entrepreneurs in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Stacey Dooley returns to Sarajevo and meets Mediha ...

Stacey with Mediha in her tailor shop in Sarajevo© CARE/Jon Spaull

Today we were back in the capital Sarajevo. I met Mediha, who runs a tailoring and craft shop, a business she started when she lost her job after the war.

Starting from home, Mediha worked hard to move her business into small premises. And now with help from Lendwithcare, she has a thriving business with the equipment she needs.
I could tell how much the loan had meant to her. She said it was the only way to get her family back on their feet after the war and broke down when she talked about the journey she'd been through.

Mediha wanted to thank lenders back in the UK who'd supported her to grow her business and urged them to continue to provide the chance for Bosnian women to start a business of their own.

Although I've only been here a short time it's become very apparent, very quickly, just how important these loans are, with one of the entrepreneurs telling me she literally sees this as the only option for women in Bosnia. Lendwithcare is a fantastic opportunity for people who ordinarily would have no other option. 

And with Christmas around the corner I guess there's no better time to check out and maybe buy your pal or loved one a gift voucher.

Get lending! Merry Christmas :-)

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