Success stories

SMART START B&H: Association Nesto Vise

Installation of water tanks for harvesting rainwater

The organization "Nesto Vise", is the user of the Smart Start project, which in Bosnia and Herzegovina is implementing the Centre for Civil Society Promotion CCSP from Sarajevo. Within this project, the CCSP has enabled Organization “Nesto Vise” to purchase a rainwater collection reservoir with a total capacity of 17,500 liters, as well as the supply of 2400 cardboard boxes for the distribution of organic products.


Volunteers from Switzerland, the United States and Turkey participated in the installation of water tanks. Volunteers from Turkey came through the EVS program. They were among the first volunteers who volunteered in a social enterprise in Bosnia and Herzegovina. EkoDizajn doo, owned by Association of Citizens "Nesto Vise,  hosted volunteers from Turkey.

Volunteer practitioners from the United States are part of the UGNV program that has been implemented for the past ten years in collaboration with the United States College of Saint Benedict / Saint John's University.


With the installation of these reservoirs, rainwater harvesting was provided, as the highest quality irrigation water, and partially irrigated by greenhouses. This will enable better quality of produced fruits and vegetables, but also better use of the resources that nature has made available to us.

All activities from this organization you can follow on:  www.facebook.com/nestovise


Udruženje građana „Nešto Više“ , UGNV, je korisnik SmartStart projekta, koji u Bosni i Hercegovini realizuje Centar za promociju civilnog društva CPCD iz Sarajeva. U okviru ovog projekta CPCD je omogućio da UGNV nabavku rezervoara za sakupljanje kišnice, ukupnog kapaciteta  17 500 litara, kao i nabavku 2400 kartonskih kutija za distribuciju organskih proizvoda.

Prlikom postavljanja rezervoara za vodu na imanju UGNV, učestvovali su volonteri iz Švicarske, SAD-a i Turske. Volonteri iz Turske su došli kroz EVS program. Oni su bili među prvim volonterima koji su volontirali u nekom socijalnom preduzeću u Bosni i Hercegovini. EkoDizajn doo, koje je u vlasništvu UGNV ugostio je volontere iz Turske. Volonteri praktikanti iz SAD su dio programa koje UGNV sprovodi zadnjih deset godina u saradnji sa američkim univerizitetima College of Saint Benedict/ Saint John’s University.

Sa postavljanjem ovih reazervoavara omogućilo se skupljanje kišnice, kao najkvalitetnije vode za navodnjavanje, i sa kojom se  djelimično navodnjavju plastenici. Ovo će omogućiti bolji kvalitet proizvdenog voća i povrća, ali isto tako bolje korištenje resursa koje nam je priroda stavila na raspolaganje.