Family Living in one Room

A ten minute drive from Medjugorje, a mother and father live with their two sons in a tiny, dilapidated house. Their home consists of one room and a small kitchen. They have no bathroom but kind neighbours let them use their facilities. We can’t begin to image what such a life is like. This family [...]
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VI Family

Father (36) & Mother (26) When this man was 10 years old, his father was killed in a car accident. He and his mother (73) then lived with the grandmother, who died in 2010. During his time in secondary school, he found solace in taking drugs and ended up in the community of the Merciful [...]
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Stolac Family

Tereza (54) & Nikola (50) The fate of this family touches one’s heart.  Tereza and her brother Nikola both have MS.  Nikola has been physically handicapped since birth so he cannot walk and needs a wheelchair. They live on the ground floor of their old family home.  The upper floor is not being used as […]

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D Family

Father (49) & Mother (47) Father, mother and two children (boy 10 and daughter 11) live in a tiny brick house.  It consists of only a living room/kitchen, 1 bedroom and a bathroom.  The parents and two children all sleep together in a double bed. Since the house has no proper roof and no insulation, […]

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Family coping with very Sick Son

A mother and father live on the upper floor of a house that the grandfather built for his three sons. Father earns €350 per month as a carpenter. They have three children – a 10 year old daughter, 7 year old son and another daughter who is 4. The son suffers from a disease of […]

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Djenana & Lejla

Troubled Family Need Help The situation of this family is extremely difficult as each member is more or less mentally impaired.  Two sisters (35) and (29) live with their father (63), one grandson (16), and a physically-handicapped granddaughter (8), in their old dilapidated home.  The grandmother died four years ago. The two bedrooms are humid, […]

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Relieving Poverty

Arthur McCluskey was a broken man when he reluctantly went to Medjugorje. There he was totally healed from a gambling addiction that saw his life in tatters. In thanksgiving for the new peace, joy and prayer in his life, Arthur wanted to help the people of Bosnia Herzegovina who struggled with the after-effects of war. […]

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D’s Family

D (42 yrs) & K (42 yrs.) This family of eight was brought to our attention by the Franciscan priests of Medjugorje.  The father, D, was 17 years old at the start of the Yugoslav war of ’93 – ’95.  We can only imagine what he saw and what he was forced to do during [...]
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Support for Poor Families

Mahatma Gandhi wrote: “Poverty is the worst form of violence”.

We do not want to make families dependent on our donations. However, there are some family circumstances when the only way you can help effectively is by providing money.  These families are drawn to our attention by the Franciscan priests or sisters or by other agencies working out in Bosnia Herzegovina.

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