Dafina Pervetica Selimi (30) and Vlora Sheholli (30) are sisters-in-law, and participated in programtraining in the Kacybeg group.
Dafina has 2 children, a 5-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy. Vlora has 4 children, girl (8), boy (5), and twin girls (7mo). They live under a single roof, which includes their father-in-law.
Dafina: “In our village, there has never been any activity. I heard about your organization from my sister-in-law a few years ago, when you were operating in the village she used to live. I liked the activities she described a lot, and waited for the moment that you would come to our village. When I heard you were coming, I went door to door and gathered the necessary signatures to form a group here.
This program has been very appropriate for women that have little access to social life, but also a great motivation for women who want to engage in business.”
Vlora: “Our husbands are engaged in the strawberry cultivation business, and we women never engaged with that kind of work. During our business discussions, we understood that women can also manage a business, and made the proposal in our family that we should take over the management of this business, and hire a few women from our group as well to help with the harvesting. Three women were willing, and for the first time women started working in others’ fields and starting earning wages.
We are very grateful for the inputs, especially the greenhouses. In the next year, we hope to expand our business.”