My dream has always been to have my own business. Years later, now I can finally proudly say I am the owner of the apple orchard “H & S Fruits.” I have gained business skills from numerous training programmes, but the most important one being the “Enhancing Entrepreneurship and Business Growth in Kosovo Project (EEBG)”. Taking part in EEBG has been a very valuable experience and this programme gave me the opportunity to develop and create my own business plan and present it to investors through the Business Plan competition where my business plan was selected as a winner. H & S Fruits cultivates delicious red, green and gold apples and then sells the fresh fruit to numerous different markets. I have around 380 trees of apples and currently employ my family members. In the near future we expect to extend our business with the cultivation of peaches and strawberries.
What is your personal ambition?
My goal is to expand my business by cultivating other trees and fruits and to possess modern technology and machinery to expand my production and improve management of my business. Lastly, my long term goal is to expand my market to cover the whole territory of Kosovo.
What impact do you see your business making?
Besides generating employment opportunities for local men and women, my business creates added value in the market as it is a production company. H & S Fruits also only produces local products. Furthermore, I hope that my business becomes a motive for many people of my country to work/cultivate their lands which will generate an income and improve the well being of their families.
How do you see the future of your business?
My plan for the future is to expand the business by establishing new plots with fruit such as peaches and strawberries.