CARE and MEDF have established a partnership to implement the project in order to contribute to greater productivity and competitiveness of the agricultural sector in the country. CARE is a federation of international non-governmental organizations that implement their programs to combat poverty and social injustice in more than 80 countries around the world. MEDF is a foundation whose vision is increased employment, reduced poverty and established social cohesion. More information in the sequel.
CARE is a federation of international non-governmental organizations that implements their programs to combat poverty and social injustice in more than 80 countries around the world.
We are striving for a world filled with hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty is overcome and people live dignified and safe.
Our mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. We are striving for our global diversity, resources and experience. We promote innovative solutions and strive for global responsibility. We facile durable changes through:
• Strengthening self-help capacity;
• Providing economic opportunities;
• Providing assistance in emergencies;
• Impact on political decisions at all levels;
• Addressing discrimination in all its forms.
Guided by the aspirations of local communities, we fulfill our mission with excellence and compassion, because the people we serve deserve it.
CARE has been active in the Balkan region since 1992 with programs in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Croatia and Albania. Over the years, the CARE program has been expanded and developed to meet the changing needs of the vulnerable population in the region. The goal of CARE in the Balkans today is to ensure that the social, economic and political rights of vulnerable and marginalized groups are recognized and fulfilled, contributing to lasting peace in the region. CARE’s work in the Balkans focuses on two programming strategies: social and economic inclusion and gender equality with specific programs that relate to:
• Gender equality, prevention of violence and combating trafficking in human beings;
• Return of refugees and displaced persons;
• Local economic development and good governance;
• Development of civil society;
• Minority and human rights.
MEDF was established as a result of the cooperation between the MCIC and the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1998, in times of increased unemployment, search for new employments and in conditions of difficult access to microcredit sources in the banking sector. With the pioneering steps in entrepreneurship, MEDF gave its contribution to reducing financial and social exclusion. MEDF successfully followed and adapted to the changes in the context. Cumulatively, the total loans disbursed from the beginning with the work of MEDF until 31.12.2017. is over 3.12 billion MKD (50.8 million Euro) to 14.525 clients, which supported a total of 20,326 existing and 5,757 planned jobs. Apart from its financial services, MEDF also implements non-financial services such as entrepreneurship development projects.
MEDF’s vision is increased employment, reduced poverty and established social cohesion.
MEDF’s mission is to support the development of small enterprises.
• Improved access to financial services
• Promoted entrepreneurship
• Innovations included in the mainstream
• Development of partnerships
• Institutional and organizational development of MEDF