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Prizma Microcredit Foundation is a microfinance institution assisting poor women and their families by providing long-term access to quality financial services. Prizma is headquartered in Sarajevo, but has six decentralized regional centers and more than 43 branches serving more than 100 low-income communities across the entire territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Prizma offers loan products to establish and develop businesses, loans for already established and registered businesses, agricultural loans, housing loans, basic needs loans, as well as short term loans.
Clients consist of micro-entrepreneurial poor women and their families in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Prizma has made a strong social impact in Bosnia and Herzegovina by assisting women of all backgrounds. Since 1997, Prizma has allocated 165,000 loans in the amount of BAM 240,000,000. In October 2008, Prizma exceeded 60,000 active clients. Prizma has succeeded in fostering women's leadership and enhancing women's access to financial services.
Women like Mrs. Gordana Bosnić exemplify the resilience of microentrepreneurs. Forced to give up her livelihood at the start of the 1992-1995 war, Gordana's family returned to Drvar in 2001 to rebuild their lives. A florist for 26 years, Gordana was one of Prizma's first clients in this remote low-income community in northwest Bosnia-Herzegovina. Full Story