The Social Entrepreneurship: A Step Towards Independence (SESTI) project ran from 2016-2018 in Montenegro with support from the EU and the Austrian Development Agency. It had a budget of $200,000, and reached 450 people directly and 6,000 people indirectly. Our local partners were Bona Fide and the Center for Roma Initiatives.
History of CARE International’s work in Montenegro
CARE International has been working in the Balkans since 1993, initially providing humanitarian aid for refugees and victims of war.
Today, we work in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Albania and seeks to help build sustainable peace and development in the region.
CARE International started working in Montenegro since the 1990s. Our work in Montenegro is mainly through national partners with similar goals of achieving victories over widespread poverty.
What CARE International does in the Balkans
Our programs support economic activities on regional levels, peace and reconciliation efforts, integration of minorities, and the creation of opportunities for young people.
We place special focus on working with vulnerable groups, including women and girls, Roma communities, and poor farmers to promote social and economic rights for all.
Since 2020, CARE International has been responding to COVID-19 in the Balkans. Response efforts have included mobilizing national civil society organizations to inform communities in methods to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as providing equipment and support to healthcare institutions serving marginalized populations.