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Velibor Gligroric - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Velibor Gligroric was born 1974, and lost his leg below the knee as a result of a military accident. Before the war, Velibor was a civil engineering student. After the war, he received computer training, and began to make a living as a computer artist designing t-shirts and posters from his home. The black and white printer he was using did not do his designs justice, and made it hard for him to sell them. LSN stepped in and gave him a color printer, and his business started to grow. However, Velibor didn’t want to stop there – he had dreams of building a bigger business.

LSN Outreach Worker Zoran Panic helped Velibor do a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis of his business, and helped him write a business plan. He rented a small warehouse, where he designs and prints t-shirts, posters, business cards, calendars and other office stationary. He has hired two staff to help him. He recently received a bank loan to finance a printing press, and is working with a micro-finance organization to expand his business even further. In return for LSN’s help, Velibor is using his skills as a computer trainer to give computer training to five landmine survivors.

Velibor is a member of the sitting volleyball club, and will play in this year’s Princess Diana Memorial tournament.

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