This NGO (Non Governmental Organization) offers daytime activities to 40 young adults with a physical and/or mental disability. They make birdhouses, beaded chains and paper flowers. And these are then sold again. We donate a sewing machine to make bags and other nice things!
The garden in the back is neglected and dirty. We have the garden renovated by Smaragd from Travnik, so the people can sit and relax there.
We left a lot of bags with clothes, shoes, cuddly toys and blankets with our contact Selka in the village of Karaula.
Per family she will find out what clothes they need.
We buy food packages for a number of families. These include 50 kg of flour, yeast, butter, sugar, bell pepper, eggs, pasta, rice, oil, chicken legs, lemonade, biscuits, but also cleaning products, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo, etc.
We have to drive into the mountains several times to get everything on the spot. A number of Roma families with several very young children who live in extreme poverty live here. In February, they are still walking around barefoot or in worn-out shoes and in a t-shirt.
Also an older couple, who is struggling with unemployment and sickness, will receive a package from us.
We drink a cup of coffee with Selka and her son and let everything act on us. There is also a lot of misery in the Netherlands, but this is really poignant without a decent social safety net ...
We are glad that we had the opportunity to go back to this beautiful country in the beginning of 2020 because shortly after our departure, the world was locked due to the Corona Crisis.
We are now thinking of all those poor people for whom we hope this crisis will pass their home. They do not have many options to deal with it.
We will be in touch with our people in Bosnia from a distance and we hope to be able to go back soon.
Please continue to support us because your donations, in whatever form, can certainly make a difference !!
You will find this year's photo's HERE!