Mirjana Panić from Doboj is engaged in pigs and piglets fattening, fattening chickens as well as grain production: corn and barley. 'I love domestic products, I have all the conditions necessary to produce and sell so why not use it?! It is unacceptable for me to live in the village, on the farm, and not do anything, not to produce, because everything can be sold well. "
Ten years ago, Mirjana left her job, but she could not accept sitting around the house with nothing to do to contribute. Since she started farming for her own needs after she got married, it was a logical way for her to look at for better future.
At the very beginning, Mirjana started with chickens fattening, after which she bought the pigs for insemination and expanded her work.
"Everyone said that it was not worth it, that there was no profit in it, but I told them that there is no profit when you're sitting around, it is not really worth it just sitting around. Whatever you do, as long as you do something, you will make money," says Mirjana.
She soon became convinced she was right. Without big investments, after a few rounds of sales of broilers and decent earnings, Mirjana was encouraged to expand the business, so she decided to get piglets.
Though she cannot brag of excellent working conditions at the very beginning, Mirjana's will and dedication ultimately payed off.
From the inadequate place where chickens were fattened, today Mirjana has dedicated facilities that make her work easier, and with age she has positioned herself on the market, and the fact that she will sell everything she produces gives her extra security. Mirjana emphasizes that there are times when things do not go the way we would like, but one should not give up, we must fight every new day and ultimately it will give a good result.
Mirjana points out that MI-BOSPO's support meant much to her. „In the house we always stuck to the rule that if the loan is going into the right direction, the way it should, to be invested mostly in business, then you can expect some good results, a success." The first loan funds Mirjana invested in the construction of a dedicated facility, and each subsequent one was invested in her business.
'The cooperation with MI-BOSPO has been going on for nearly ten years and I've never been anywhere else nor did I think about it. There I have everything I need; they are always there to make arrangements, to find the best solution, to understand my needs, but also to solve the problems if it ever comes up. There are not a lot of complicated procedures; the staff deserves every compliment they get. That's why I've been here all these years, "Mirjana is determined.