October 18, 2012

Serbs for Serbs in Smederevska Palanka

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs visited Todorovic family from Vodice village near Smederevska Palanka on Sunday, October 7. The initiator of the visit was a young Serbian historian and a friend of our organization Nemanja Devic, who has helped this family several times before. Todorovic family consists of father Ratko and mother Zemka, their five children Njegos (12), Jovana (10), Jovan (8), Luka (6) and Stefan (5), and Ratko’s mother Dobrila. Their monthly income is only 13.000 dinars (approx. $120), which is not sufficient for their elementary needs.
The family does not receive child benefit, because the police unit in Kraljevo refuses to allow the mother to regulate her residence, and thus obtain the opportunity to get additional income for her family, which would mean a lot to them. Despite the fact that Zemka was a refugee from Bosnia and Herzegovina, who was expelled from Kosovo and Metohija, none of the authorized institutions wanted to help nor react.
During our visit and conversation with the parents, we established that the family needs domestic animals for breeding, equipment for the bathroom, double-decker beds for the children and medicine for Dobrila. The house is in bad condition. They haven’t paid all their bills for electricity and water, because they are paying whenever they have enough money.
Apart from all the problems, the family doesn’t sit and wait for the charity. They have fruit and vegetables in the yard, several pigs, and they also bring the firewood from a nearby forest, which is in their ownership. We were discussing the possibility of buying the necessary bowel irrigation so that they could obtain better results in their land.
We use this opportunity to emphasize the gratitude of the family Todorovic to our friends from the Serbian Brotherhood Help Canada, who sent 400 Canadian dollars through our representatives.
At the end of our visit, we agreed to help Todorovic family in several steps during the following months. We call upon all the people of good will and the donors worldwide to help this family, so that all of them, and above all their children, could have a better and more secure future.
We wish to thank Nemanja Dević who was our host in Smederevska Palanka, and who donated 50 books to our organization.

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