Producing Organic Food
Gordana and Djordje Lazic are ensuring a better future for their children through agriculture and the production of healthy food. They started their business in 2008 and have been continuously upgrading it.
VisionFund Serbia, operating as AgroInvest, is an owner-operated mission-driven microfinance network working with caregivers in hard to reach, impoverished locations so they can create secure futures for their children. We are dedicated to working with the most vulnerable families and communities regardless of religion, race, ethnicity gender, to create lasting change in their lives.
VisionFund serves low income clients living in vulnerable and rural communities by offering financial and livelihood solutions, delivered through our Network, World Vision and partners; empowering families to create income and jobs; and unlocking economic potential for communities to thrive. The products and services offered fall into five broad categories: microloans, savings programmes, microinsurance, training and education. Benefits include sustainable livelihoods, increased economic well-being, improved community well-being, decreased dependence on outside aid and restoration of hope and dignity.
Together with World Vision, we are focused on ending extreme poverty by 2030.
Client Impact Stories
Getting Down to Business
“At first I was surprised that I was eligible to receive a loan, considering the fact that my farm was not registered, but after I received the money, after the positive shock, I got down to business” says Biljana Dilparic, a VisionFund Serbia AgroInvest client since 2007, today a breeder of vegetables in all seasons.
Creating and Selling Local Crafts
Our client Borko Šavran from the village Zlakusa, Serbia, lives by the motto “When there is a will, there is a way”.
This young man, who is married and is a father of two small children, always wanted to open his own business. Since Uzice is a tourist region, he decided that the best idea for a small business would be a souvenir shop where he would sell his own craftwork.