Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation

The objective of the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation is to provide financial, material and other resources to meet physical, mental, social and other needs of refugees, internally displaced and abandoned persons, regardless of their nationality, race, religion, political views or any other affiliation or commitments. Our mission is to help internally displaced and abandoned persons exercise their rights on home, achieve financial security and better perspective and live again a decent and dignified life which they deserve.
Aug 15, 2014

Flood Relief Appeal for Serbia - report

Flood-Damaged Home
Flood-Damaged Home

Two months after natural disaster, damage in flooded areas is measuring with billions of dollars. Immediately after the floods, the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation has started the project “Let’s All help”. The main goal of this project is to help people rebuild their life after this natural disaster. Affected families have lost everything, and are being accommodated in collective centers.

Many individuals, corporate donors, and partners have supported Foundation, and help us raise more than half a million dollars. In June 2014, we have started with reconstruction of the objects in the flooded areas, and with support to the flooded households:

  • Reconstruction of two kindergartens (total value of construction works is 160.000$)
  • Reconstruction of five elementary schools (total value of construction works is 190.000$)
  • Reconstruction of 33 family houses through donation of building material in the amount of 6.000$ per house (total value of construction works is 198.000$)
  • Allocation of 50 economic grants to affected families (total value 270.000 $)

Our project on Globalgiving.org raised 10.280$ with support of 60 individuals. At this moment, the most urgent need is still reconstruction of family houses. With winter approaching soon, we need all your assistance to help displaced families to return to their homes and help them to reconstruct houses before the winter period.

Remaining funds needed to reach our goal and gather funds for reconstruction of 10 houses are $49.820. We invite you to join us, to share this story with you family and friends and help us to achieve our goal that all of us can be proud of.

Thank you for your support!

 

Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation

Family house - Reconstruction
Family house - Reconstruction

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Sep 12, 2013

Fresh Start for Aleksandra and Kids

Aleksandra in front of her new house
Aleksandra in front of her new house

We are so very pleased to inform you that Aleksandra and her three young children (10, 8 and 3) have successfully finalized the purchase of and have moved into their own home.   It is with help of your financial assistance and support that Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation was able to make this a reality for Aleksandra and her family.

This project was supported by 91 donor.

When we first began working with Aleksandra, she was living in an extremely vulnerable situation and moving from house to house in order to avoid abusive partners, a father with problems with alcohol, and a predator landlord.  But she can now feel happy and safe in her own home.

Aleksandra's initial lack of confidence and undeveloped job skills has changed over the last 6 months, thanks to the mentoring and support Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation has provided through its Single Parent Support Program that you and others have given so generously towards.  She is much more optimistic, full with energy and ready to move forward in life.

In the attached pictures you can see that her new home has its own small orchard and garden as well as a separate outbuilding for animals. Her kids still cannot believe that they have their own place to call home.  They can now make neighborhood friends, go to the same school each year, and have the security that no one will come and evict them from where they live.

Starting next month, Aleksandra will participate in the our economic empowerment module for single parents, with the goal of learning financial literacy and job skills that result in her financial self-sustainability within one year.

Please read the attached note from Aleksandra's 10-year-old daughter. She wrote it in Serbian, but we have translated it into English with the hope that we still kept the spirit of the note.  She expresses her gratefulness in such a sweet way.  And it can be plainly seen that she feels that your assistance and support has changed their lives forever.

We thank you once again for your generous support.  As you can see, you have made a huge and life-changing difference for this family.  We thank you from the bottom of our heart for your support of Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation’s program.

If you wish to support other families from our Single Parents Support Program, please contact  Irena  Koricanac at irena.koricanac@divac.com. 

Join us on Facebook.com/FondacijaDivac and Twitter.com/FondacijaDivac .

 

Best regards,

 

Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation

www.fondacijadivac.org

Aleksandra signing the contract for the house
Aleksandra signing the contract for the house
Aleksandra in the yard
Aleksandra in the yard
Letter from Aleksandra
Letter from Aleksandra's 10-year-old daughter
Kids
Kids' vision of new home
Aleksandra in her new garden
Aleksandra in her new garden
Safe childhood - Milica, Kristina and Nemanja
Safe childhood - Milica, Kristina and Nemanja

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Jun 5, 2013

We have wonderful news to share with you!

We have wonderful news to share with you! 

Our project supporting single mother Aleksandra and her three children has been fully funded! The Foundation’s longtime individual donor from the United States donated remaining funds along with an additional contribution for children's clothing and toys.

Aleksandra and her children will soon have a brand new life, since they already entered into the process of selecting new house. 

The Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation would like to sincerely thank you for your contributions and support. You can be proud of the difference "YOU" have made and that you've helped improve the lives of four people. 

With gratitude,

Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation

www.fondacijadivac.org

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