Envera Berbić from Banovići is an example of a successful woman from Bosnia and Herzegovina who is an entrepreneur in a smaller extent. To be exact, Envera is involved in mixed farming. She is fattening chicken, heifers, has a greenhouse and an orchard.
"Certain things, a man does, he does not have to think about or plan. They are imposed on you in some period of your life as something necessary, as a need, "says Envera, because that's exactly what happened to her.
As a young girl, a city kid, she was given a job in court as an administrator. Several years after, she starts a family in the village of Mrdići, which is located near Banovići surfacemining.
However, Envera suddenly stayed unemployed and with her husband, tried to find a solution on how to improve reduced home budget.
So, they got one heifer. After that, Envera started producing vegetables, and after that the chickens came and the job spread. Envera says she enjoyed it more and morefrom one day to the next.
'I have set the goal to myself of earning money for all my home needs, and leaving the husband's salary aside for investing in building a home,' says Envera.
Her daughter's illness, and then her own illness did not destroy her will and desire to advance, to support her family.
"Not much wisdom is needed to deal with agriculture, we cannot all have big businesses in order to succeed and achieve our plans." You need to have a great desire to produce something as well as to sell it with success. Than you know that you have not been spending your time in vain. For me it is a success when I sell something so I say: this is a monthly ticket for my kid’s transportation; later on - this is for new shoes; this is for something in the house and so, everything always has its own reason," Envera says proudly.
Envera has been using numerous loans through these ten or more years, the purposes were different, and she shared her plans for the future with us. "Building a large stable is a great investment for the future of our family, and it would certainly make it easier to do the business."
The time will testify the success of this woman.