Member Triodos Investment Management recently interviewed Vladimir Vukotić, the CEO of Opportunity Bank Serbia (OBS), about how OBS has supported small-scale farmers and entrepreneurs in Serbia.
OBS Bank employees in Serbia drive from village to village helping enterprising people start a business. They offer a new outlook for the widespread unemployment in rural areas. By lending to small-scale businesses and individuals, OBS Bank enables people to advance both themselves and their entire communities. “We are far from what people consider an ordinary bank,” says CEO Vladimir Vukotić. “Well, we are a bank, but a very specific one. We focus entirely on financial inclusion.” OBS Bank lends to small-scale farmers and entrepreneurs who are often too small for other banks.
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