Only two hundred Serbs remain in the settlement of Šušiće near Štrpce in the far southern part of Kosovo and Metohija. Somehow by sharing the same fate, all those remaining on their centuries-old homelands and living under difficult conditions, seem to have been strengthened and prepared to bravely endure their challenges.
The family for whom we came to this area is the Milić family. Living in an old house are several generations: Goran, along with his wife Jelena and children Veljko (7) and Srboljub (4), Goran’s brother Miloš and his wife Magdalena and their children David (6) and Helena, Goran’s other brother Aleksandar and mother Vlajinka.
The four of us live in one room, and my wife, thank God, is expecting twins at the end of August, so there will soon be six of us – father Goran proudly informs us.
As he tells us, his family’s greatest wish is to build a house and to have their own property. For this reason, they purchased a plot of land nearby where the home can be built.
The lot is in a good place, where we can easily bring in electricity and water. Unfortunately, we do not have the means to build the house on our own – adds father Goran.
The Milićs live from the children’s allowance they receive. As well, they have 20 sheep, 2 cows, a calf, and are well known for their top quality sheep cheese.
Please, help yourselves! Our goal is to improve our business, all that we produce we immediately sell, so we would like to increase the herd to one hundred head – our hosts tell us.
The Charity organization Serbs for Serbs, again this year, is continuing with the construction of homes in Kososvo and Metohija. We invite all donors to join us in building a home for the Milićs that they deserve!