July 20, 2015

SFS aid reached Makedonski Brod

Report: Milutin Stancic, SPONA /RECEIPTS/
After the financial donation of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs from Belgrade, the aid was delivered to the Krstevski family from the village of Latovo, Makedonski Brod Municipality, in the Porec region in the western part of FYR Macedonia. The previous action of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs had comprised Kumanovo and Skopje, Skopska Crna Gora and Kuceviste, in which three Serbian familes had been visited and helped – Perovic, Gluskin and Bravo. Thanks to the selfless zeal of the guys from Kumanovo, Velickovic and Stanojevic, and the logistics and field research of the Cultural Informative Center, Spona, we discovered the long-forgotten Porec region, the so called little Sumadija, the sidelined region of Serbian progeny, where we found the Krstevski family. They were provided with humanitarian aid, consisting of a water heater and a gas stove, worth 14,000 Denars altogether.

The village of Latovo

A time came to repay the Porec at least a little bit; to note its sufferings, to visit its people, to take a bow to hummocks of fallen honorable people. One morning, Prilep was a point we passed going away and saying goodbye, and this time it was the other way around. Rays of morning sunshine in July, flashing before our eyes, reminded us of those in February, when going away from Skopje, we were enjoying the view and curiously observing paths on the landscape of the western part of Macedonia.  This time, heading towards this region, we took a roundabout way, over Veles, Pletvare and the town below Marko’s towers – Prilep. The course of historical events and circumstances of our people is the inevitable subject and once again we became aware of our own ignorance. This story reflects the fate of our people.

The host, Sasa, is showing us where the house of Duke Micko Krstic was

The story about Serbs from Porec, and the little known Porec region, engrossed the hard-working Zoran and Nenad, who got on the road to buy and transport necessities to the house of the hard-working householder, Sasa. Approaching the Treska river channel was an amazing sight for the guys from Kumanovo. This western part of the Porec, which borders the central part of the country, also borders on the river Treska in the valley and it got its name by the word river channel (porecje in Macedonian). The territory of the Latovo village still gives the intoxicating feeling of peace. We are no longer ignorant of the story about the famous Duke Micko Krstic (1855 – 1909), because we hear it again from Saso Krstevski, the descendant of the Duke.

Sasa is showing personal belongings of the Duke Micko Krstic

We say a few more words, and then we go inside to take a rest. Hard working Saso and his household members can now ease their troubles. His three children, Hristina (16), Saska (15), and Borce (7) were curiously observing the guests and appliances. We were heartily welcomed with coffee, made on a wood-burning stove. We talked about the neighbourhood, the village of Rusjaci, Brod and many other things.

Memorial Ossuary in the village of Manastirec

The Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS calls upon all friends and donors of the organization to join our fundraising action to help this family and other socially disadvantaged Serbian families with multiple children.

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