Blog:Serbia

Raising Self-Esteem in Women

Dorgovska mahala Village, Serbia

Seasonal jobs are over and people are returning home. The weather is favorable for visits and other activities in Đorgovska mahala Village. I am glad that I have built trust with these people. Some women from the mahala are now regular attendees of our weekly meetings.

Pillar of Encouragement

Dorgovska Mahala, Serbia

Seasonal jobs are still harvesting grapes, peppers, etc. It’s a bright period in light of the difficult financial situations with unemployment, small living spaces often housing three generations, and a number of other problems in this village. Some of the residents of this village give money and take interest on borrowed money, so that even further complicates matters.

Sisterhood of Support

Đorgovska mahala Village, Serbia

Many people are away for seasonal work, but my visits this month were very significant. I had a chance to talk with people, encourage them, and talk about hope.

Offering Mutual Assistance

Đorgovska Mahala Village, Serbia

Many people were outside of the city because of seasonal jobs, and because of that, the planned activities were postponed for the end of the summer. I use visits to Đorgovska Mahala Village for building trust and relationships with people.

 

Messages of Encouragement

Đorgovska mahala Village, Serbia

In our village, many people left for the seasonal work of picking strawberries. Some sisters from our women's groups also left for seasonal jobs. They have the opportunity to work and share their lives with others. Last month in our gatherings, we talked about our influence to encourage other people in the world.

Serbia: Women at the Crossroad

By Dee Rivers
 

Overheard:  “Serbia … it used to be Yugoslavia, right?”

 

Well, yes, but long before it was Yugoslavia, it was Serbia.

 

In fact, it became Serbia in 1166 and stayed Serbia until 1918, when post-war gerrymanders proclaimed that six Slavic countries in Southeast Europe had become one and created the name “Yugoslavia”, by combining the Slavic words "jug" (south) and "slaveni" (Slavs).

 

Healing of the Heart

Đorgovska Mahala Village, Serbia                                                                                                                             

Changing Beliefs for the Better

Dorgovska Mahala, Serbia

Close to my heart, this project is in my village. I am actively visiting people to establish a relationship of trust with them. I talk with them about who we are and how our goal is to work together with them on the issues in order to transform our society.

Training Seminar in Serbia

Đorgovska mahala Village, Serbia

At our Women’s Cycle of Life seminar, as part of our Community Health Education (CHE) training, we worked with women on the theme of healthy relationships. Topics focused how to be tolerant, how to forgive, and what are the barriers and solutions to restore broken relationships. Two women in the group weren’t on good terms because of intolerance. After the seminar, they forgave each other and started talking.

New Direction for Roma/Gypsy People

Đorgovska Mahala Village, Serbia

Committed to serving her congregation for more than twenty years, Snezana is the pastor’s wife of the church near the village of Đorgovska Mahala. Her heart is for the extremely poor and marginalized whom she relates to daily. Well before GHNI offered to come alongside her, Snezana had been working among the poor in twenty villages in south Serbia.  

 

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