Mira Rašić has been working at the market in Ljubuški for 27 years. She’s there in the winter and the summer, in the sun and the rain. Her working conditions are not the best, so Mira decided to take charge, and start an initiative with other women who earn a living at the market.
They contacted the team of the localworks initiative, who spent the last few days in this municipality, with a plan to repair the roof of the market so that they would be protected from the elements.
The Institute for Youth Development KULT presented localworks, an initiative intended for all citizens in BiH who have an idea for improving their local communities, in Bihać and Trebinje, which resulted in citizen-driven initiatives that will improve local communities.
Some citizens suggested initiatives for introducing new bus lines, renovating bus stops, running tracks and many other suggestions intended to improve the lives of the local population.
Hundreds of citizens had a chance to talk about the problems in their local community, propose an initiative that they want to implement themselves and learn more about localworks.
The initiative localworks will include 32 local communities in BiH, and is open to all citizens, natural and legal persons and informal groups registered in the participating local communities: Bihać, Bosansko Grahovo, Bosanska Krupa, Bosanski Petrovac, Berkovići, Bileća, Bužim, Cazin, Čapljina, Čitluk, Drvar, Gacko, Glamoč, Grude, Istočni Drvar, Istočni Mostar, Ključ, Krupa na Uni, Kupres, Ljubinje, Ljubuški, Neum, Nevesinje, Novi Grad, Petrovac, Posušje, Prozor/Rama, Ravno, Ribnik, Stolac, Trebinje and Velika Kladuša.
localworks is not intended to be exclusively financial support – it is an initiative designed to connect actors in local communities who will then cooperate on solving concrete problems, involving locals as resources and prioritizing their needs.
The initiative is implemented by the USAID and the Institute for Youth Development KULT.
The complete text of the public call is available here.