March 30, 2016

Cow and calf for family Stankovic near Tuzla

Within the traditional Christmas action the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs has helped family Stankovic from the village of Pozarnica in the Tuzla area, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The family consists of five members: grandmother Slavojka, her son Dragan with his wife Branka and two sons: Mihajlo (6) and Aleksandar (2). The help consisted in providingacow with a calf for the family. The total value was 2,600 BAM.

Buying and transporting of cow to family Stankovic

Young Mihajlo Stankovic is most pleased for receiving a calf

Prior to the civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, family Stankovic used to live in the village called Pozarnica which is 10 km away from Tuzla in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Pozarnica was a Serbian village with several hundred Serbian households. During the war, Serbs had left their homes and moved to the Republic of Srpska. So did family Stankovic who went to Bijeljina where they lived in the refugee settlement until 2001.

Cow with calf arrived to family Stankovic

When they had returned to their homes, they weren’t able to find much, because there was a great material damage on the houses. Zeljko Pantic from the Association of youth “Restoration” asked us to help the family. The Stankovic family has no income since it is very difficult for a Serb to find a job in Tuzla. The village is cut off from Tuzla, there is no ambulance, store, public transportation, and in a case of any need, one must go to the town. The cow which died was providing enough milk for the family members and for sale, and the money from selling the milk was the greatest source of income for family Stankovic.

Mihajlo Stankovic bringing the calf from the truck

With the help of donors, the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs provided the means for buying a cow with a calf. Great happiness and tears of joy could be seen on the faces of members of the Stankovic family. The family is overwhelmed with happiness and thankful to all the donors who provided great help.

Father Dragan with mother Slavojka, son Mihajlo and a calf in front of the house

We call upon all the people of good will to get involved and donate in order to help the projects of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs with the aim of helping the socially disadvantaged multiple children Serbian families throughout Balkan.

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