May 26, 2016

All together to help Stojkovic family

In mid-February, the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs visited the four member Stojkovic family living in extreme poverty in the village Partes in Kosovo and Metohija (Gnjilane Municipality). The family consists of the single father Milorad and the children: Tamara (8), Milos (7), and Jelena (6). The mother left the family when the youngest child was only a year and a half old, and soon afterwards, she committed suicide. Despite growing up in very hard conditions, the children are well behaved and cheerful. Their father does his best to provide them with basic necessities; he is hard working, but he needs support. In such circumstances, we often witnessed cases where the father has alcohol issues, but that was not the case with Milorad Stojkovic. We were pleasantly surprised by his soberness, his love for his children and strong will to remain in Kosovo and Metohija.

Tamara and Jelena Stojkovic with their friend

The family lives on child and Kosovo benefit, which is not enough for raising three children, but the father also keeps chickens and tries to provide basic necessities, despite walking difficulties and hard living conditions. It is the aid in better living conditions that is the most urgent. The hall and two rooms on the first floor need to be reconstructed to make them fully functional, and the family needs new furniture, because the furniture they now have was taken from a junk yard and is in very bad condition.

Milos Stojkovic

Single father Milorad

In mid-May, 5,841 Canadian Dollars were raised at Palačinka party in Mississauga (Canada) to help the Stojkovic family. Around 10,000 Euros are needed in order to realize the project. The plan is to collect the remaining amount of money during the spring and summer, so the construction works could begin in the summer. Thus we would provide healthier and nicer growing up for the youngest Stojkovcs.

Jelena Stojkovic

We call upon all people of good will to get involved and through their contributions help the projects of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs, which aim at helping socially disadvantaged Serbian multiple children families throughout the Balkans.

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