Examples of Businesses Supported

These businesses have been supported and/or financed by Yunus Social Business Balkans. Some of them very recently, others already a few years ago. See how they create impact, how close they are to becoming self-sustainable and when they were funded/supported.

  • Everyone
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016

  • Udruzene
    Bosnia
    Udruzene’s mission is to help women who have suffered from war, violence and social marginalization in the past. It uses knitting as a way to confront war traumas and reintegrate women into society, through economic and psychosocial empowerment.
    • Job Creation
    • Impact through Products
    • Transforming an Industry
  • Seniors House
    Albania
    Seniors Home is an elderly home-care social business that offers high quality daycare and residential services to improve quality of life for the elderly in Albania. Being the first social business with high international standards of service, it has received attention from major Albanian media. The social business also offers employment and training for young nursing professionals.
    • Job Creation
    • Impact through Products
    • Transforming an Industry
  • CityTex
    Albania
    The garment factory will produce work wear and t-shirts for international brands. The social business will work under the “facon” model, i.e. doing mainly the cut- make-trim processes and exporting to European clients. These clients outsource the production of their products, in order to be more efficient and have more flexibility in terms of quintiles of production and time deliveries.
    • Job Creation
    • Impact through Product
    • Transforming an Industry
  • JamFrutta (Food Made in Albania)
    Albania
    Albanian agricultural products have a good reputation in the country, especially apples, olives, pomegranates, nuts, goat milk, figs and olives. Delico. aims at reestablishing the quality-appeal of local agricultural products by processing high-quality products. It will start by sourcing fruits from smallholder farmers, process them into high-quality jams under DIN standards and distribute it to restaurants and hotels initially, further expanding to other clients in the future. It will help remote smallholder farmers to increase their incomes by providing access to markets and improving productivity through training and assistance.
    • Job Creation
    • Impact through Product
    • Transforming an Industry
  • St George Valley Organic Farming
    Albania
    The farm produces sustainably-grown organic herbs for local and international traders and processors of herbal oils. This provides additional income opportunities for local farmers. Once being organic-certified, it will open access to international and local markets.
    • Job Creation
    • Impact through Product
    • Transforming an Industry
  • Design by Pana
    Albania
    Recycling, upcycling and saving the planet through repurposing. Pana offers a wide range of unique, stylish furniture created from old, reclaimed wood. Everything old is new again with upcycled furniture created by our talented designers. Design by Pana employs seniors and people with difficult backgrounds.
    • Impact through Product
    • Transforming an Industry
    • Job Creation
  • Dentem
    Albania
    Dentem changes the way dental clinics manage their patients and data. It provides a management software for clinics in Balkan countries to manage their daily agenda, patient data and outreach.
    • Job Creation
    • Impact through Product
    • Transforming an Industry
  • E Jona
    Albania
    E Jona is a café social business that aims to promote the social integration of Albanian youths with disabilities into the local community. It provides a unique atmosphere in the heart of Tirana, focusing on bringing people and communities together.
    • Job Creation
    • Impact through Product
    • Transforming an Industry
  • Catalyst Balkans
    Serbia
    Catalyst works to better understand and leverage domestic philanthropy for the social transformation of the countries of the Western Balkans. Catalyst provides qualitative and quantitative insights through annual reports, news feeds for philanthropy, online publications and a database on philanthropy in the region.
    • Job Creation
    • Impact through Product
    • Transforming an Industry