From a total of 500,000 people with disabilities in Croatia, only 2.4% of them are employed. In an effort to change the statistic, Udruga Bubamara (Association Ladybird) from Vinkovci, which takes care of more than 1,400 people with disabilities in the Vukovar-Srijem County, has launched a campaign to open the first coffeehouse in Croatia to employ people with Down Syndrome. The association employs about 245 people with the implementation of more than 80 projects, reports HRTurizam.
Part of the funds for equipping Buba Bar have already been secured by HEP, and the other part is planned to be provided through the crowdfunding campaign that began on Indiegogo today. As of this evening, the campaign has already collected more than 24 percent of the planned $10,000 in their goal. Although the initial goal is only the first objective and only enough for the minimum requirements to make Buba Bar functional, all financial …
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