Bosnia and Herzegovina’s current energy usage leaves much room for improvement, particularly in the residential sector, which is responsible for the highest share of the country’s total final energy consumption. Currently, Bosnia and Herzegovina consumes five times more energy per unit of Gross Domestic Product than European Union countries, and two and a half times more than the world average. Household-level renewable energy self-production and use are limited due to several factors, including a lack of proper regulations and technical solutions, preconditions for households’ active participation in the energy transition.
About AMFI B&H
The association of microfinance organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AMFI B&H) is a non-governmental and non-profit organization aiming to represent its members’ interests established in 2000. The vision of AMFI B&H is to establish a strong and recognizable network of microcredit institutions in the country that will enable cooperation among members and use synergies, promote professionalism and transparency in the sector in BiH and Southeast Europe, and represent the common interests of members with other stakeholders, as well as facilitating support and encouraging cooperation towards a common goal in the fight against social and economic exclusion, and strengthening confidence in a financial system that works for people, communities and the planet in a fair, responsible and sustainable way. 17 out of 27 registered microfinance organizations in B&H are AMFI members. AMFI B&H members cover 90% of the microfinance market. With a portfolio of EUR 460 million, it serves over 233,000 active clients in the country with a population of around 3 million. For more details, visit http://www.amfi.ba.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort and has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit housing organization working in more than 70 countries, including 4 out of 6 Western Balkans countries. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives. To learn more, donate, or volunteer, visit www.habitat.org/emea
About Habitat’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter
The Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, a Habitat for Humanity International unit, works with housing market systems by supporting local firms and expanding innovative and client-responsive services, products and financing so that households can improve their shelter more effectively and efficiently. The ultimate goal of the Terwilliger Center’s market systems program is to make housing markets work more effectively for people needing decent, affordable shelter, thereby improving the quality of life for low-income households. To learn more, visit habitat.org/tcis.