Fatima Ćehić with her family owns and cultivates 5 dunums of orchards, all of it plum. In addition to it, her husband owns a carpentry workshop. All family members are actively working in the orchard.
Living in Gradačac, having land and not planting an orchard was not imaginable even for our client Fatima Ćehić.
"With the orchard - you never know, you see the harvest, you wait for it, you plan to use the funds from the sale of plums for some new investments, but by the end you are not sure because you always look to the sky and it all depends on whether there will be weather disasters" - Fatima Ćehić from Gradačac explained the greatest uncertainty when it comes to fruit-growers;
The orchard was planted ten years ago, at the beginning it was all investments, and today the orchard is in full capacity and brings the income with which the family is satisfied.
"First of all the land, it took a lot of investments, then planting the fruit, and after planting, protecting fruit trees, spraying, without having any benefits. Initially, after all the investments and costs we needed to wait a few years for the first financial results. Today we have the maximum yield, with the sale there is never a problem, everything is placed, and here in the next few days is the harvest."
Loans were used to invest in rising of orchard, plants, processing, but also for other purposes.
"Ten years ago I decided to go to MI-BOSPO and since then I have not even thought of going somewhere else. What I especially appreciate is that they respect my time; they know that it is precious and they do not take it without need. The loan gets disbursed in the shortest period of time and each and every time I am surprised with its simplicity and good service ... "
Fatima and her family, for the future, are thinking about raising another orchard, and combining different fruits. With the best wishes to succeed in this, as well as with the existing orchard, we thanked Fatima for the interview and cooperation.