Association of Women “Derventa” applied the project “Improvement of rural women’s position” that entered into the Development strategy of the Municipality Derventa 2011- 2016. Thanks to funds from the UNDP in Project LOD II we started with the implementation of the Strategy goals in five local communities. Positive effects and achieved results motivated us to apply the project at the Netherlands Embassy in BiH to continue with project activities in seven rural local communities in Derventa.

Netherlands Embassy in BiH supports organizations and projects whose objectives are the reduction of poverty in BiH. They recognized our project as an example of good practice in the economic empowerment of rural women and supported our organization to continue with these activities.

Activities in the project “Economic empowerment of rural women” will be realized by the project team of WA”Derventa” and partner organization GOODWILL. Target groups are women from local communities Agići, Turski Lužani, Polje, Žeravac, Gornja Lupljanica, Cerani and Crnča.

The project duration is 12 months and includes education of women for elaboration of business plan, visit to business incubators in Banja Luka and Tuzla, celebration of the World Day of Rural Women, the event “Step by step to knowledge”, the selection and awarding the best business ideas, regional meeting “Improving position of rural women-examples of good practices “, promotion of project activities in the media.

Implementation of this project is supported by the Municipal Assembly Derventa.