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Serbs for Serbs – Banija is not alone!

Due to the damage inflicted by a series of strong earthquakes that had an epicentre located in Banija, the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs is launching a large fundraiser to help the people affected in this area!

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A HOUSE IN A TERRIBLY DISMAL STATE: let's help little Ana get a new home!

Bujanovac is one of the least developed municipalities in our country. It seems as if time stood still long ago and that a hard life has "trampled" over the people living in this area. The depressing, gray atmosphere we felt in the Janjić family home left us shaken and in disbelief!

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"I don't want to be cold" – Nikolina (6) from the tragic filled village of Velika

Velika is known as “little Jasenovac.” This village by Plav, Montenegro, at the end of the Second World War, experienced terrible suffering. In just two hours, German, Albanian and Muslim soldiers brutally slaughtered and set fire to over 400 children, women and the elderly. The village never recovered from these atrocities, and the victims were canonized as saints. Velika residents in previous wars had contributed to the liberation of this area from occupiers.

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“God help, Serbian brothers!” – these words echo from a quiet boy’s rundown room!

A life filled with anxiety – simply describes what one sees on the face of the homeowner Stoje from the village of Strnovac. Signs of pain and a difficult life are etched in his face. He invites us into a dwelling that has not functioned as a home for a long time. It is heartbreaking to consider that deteriorating wood frames, a damaged roof slowly losing its pyramidal shape, an unplastered wall with protruding rocks, is the Lazarevski house.

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“I would like to at least have a snack” – the heartbreaking cry of Maja (12) and her sisters

“Eternal harmony is not worth the tear of one child," Dostoyevsky once said. Looking into the large, clear eyes of the Jovanovic sisters, it seems that their tears which have dried, long ago transformed into sadness, pain and anxiety. While they battle for basic needs, they can only dream of a carefree childhood full of play.

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Let’s fill their childhoods with Christmas magic!

The anticipation and lead up to Christmas is a special source of joy for children. The snow-covered streets and celebratory atmosphere often evoke our own childhood memories when we joyfully opened gifts, lit fires and spent time with family and friends.

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Chicago rickshaw drivers for the children of Kosovo and Metohija

As we enter the cold Chicago winter in this unstable pandemic year, the Serbian rickshaw driver’s community has decided once again to give back.

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After driving through a forest, crossing a winding stream, walking through mud, one finally reaches the young Jezdimirovics

Reaching the Jezdimirovic home in the village of Radalj, municipality of Mali Zvornik, requires a five kilometre ride along a rough forest road, a one kilometre walk through mud, and eight crossings of a winding a stream. Until recently, the only means of transport was by horse, but today there is the popular “Tomos” motorcycle. Kilometres away from neighbours and light-years away from civilization, little Dragana is celebrating her ninth birthday.

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Is it right for us to turn away from the suffering of these children? The penetrating look in her eyes begs us not to!

One could write about an idyllic village life, but except for their natural surroundings, there is nothing idyllic about the Djordjevićs’ lives. They say that their house during the period between the two world wars, was the most beautiful in the village. Today, Emilija (12), Jovan (15), Milica (17) and Danilo (19) each day fear that their house will collapse!

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A kilo of beans is a treasure for them, and mice in their home a daily occurrence

It is never easy witnessing the harsh living conditions in which some children are raised. The Lončina family, single mother and her three beautiful daughters from Klupci by Loznica, are one such example. The house they were given to live in needs lots of work in order to provide them with normal living conditions. Their biggest problem at this time is that their home is overrun with mice!

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Five million steps towards a better future for disadvantaged families! (video)

From November 2005 to August 2020, the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs has raised 5 million Euros for over 2,600 socially disadvantaged families across the Balkans, which includes more than 13,500 children.

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“Be careful, those are your only shoes” – children living in a 170 year old home with a big hole in the roof above their heads

The title of this report may seem exaggerated, but it is the harsh reality in which the Cvetanović children, Vlajko (5), Kristijan (8) and Boban (16) are being raised. Their 19th century home not only has a leaky roof and rotting windows, it also has rats and occasionally, snakes!

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“Dad, Dad, a lizard” – they lived in a house with 300 snakes

An incredible, bizarre story took place in the village of Drnovac, by Boljevac. One night, a few years ago, the Šimunović family discovered as many as 300 snakes in their home. The parents and their three children immediately evacuated the home, which was later discovered to have snakes in the walls, foundation and attic.

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