RAS Family

Mother and father live with their three children, two daughters aged 17 and 15 and a 13 year old son, in part of their old stone family house.  In the course of time, the father has managed to renovate the rooms and add a small kitchen and bathroom. Unfortunately, the roof is in very poor [...]
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Lady Living Alone

A 78-year-old woman lived alone in a mouldy desolate room on the ground floor of her old family home.  The rest of the house is uninhabitable. She had no running water, no bathroom – just an outhouse. Her room was damp and cold and could not be heated, as the adjacent storage room had a [...]
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Li family

Wife (61) & Husband (64) October 2018 This elderly couple live in an old dilapidated stone house on the mountain side not far from Medjugorje. They moved into the family house three years ago, after his brother and wife died in 2015, as conditions were a bit better than their old apartment.  They have no [...]
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Ceilings covered in mould

A family of seven live in an old stone house which had a poorly built extension added some years ago.  The roof of the house and extension has been leaking for many years. The father suffered a stroke and consequently is unable earn money to support his family. They grow and sell tobacco, which is [...]
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Family struggling to build a house

The parents, two daughters aged 18 & 16 and a son who is 15, rent a small flat costing €150 per month.  The 16 year old girl and the 15 year old boy are mentally handicapped and attend a special needs school.  As well as that, the 16 year old and her mother suffer from […]

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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 rehabilitation.  Living in the community, [...]
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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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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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