North Macedonia Program Updates

Speeches Shim

Vori’s products in front of a photo of the founder and his wife

A rich combination of roasted red bell peppers and garlic infused with generous amounts of olive oil, ajvar is the most popular dip in countries of the former Yugoslavia. With such a winning product, it should be easy for Vori — one of Macedonia’s largest exporters of ajvar — to borrow funds to increase production and expand its export base

Mrs. Rabije Sinani, owner of the bakery

This is one of the first things one hears when speaking with Rabije Sinani, who has become an unofficial leader of the disadvantaged and marginalized women from the village of Kamenjane in the Polog region of Macedonia. She is well known locally for her sweets and wedding decorations.