Provide Fresh Start for a Single Mother in Serbia

 
$8,522
$11,478
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Remaining
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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Mar 20, 2013

Wonderful news!

Dear Friends and Donors,

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 just informed us that he would support this family for the remaining $11,675 along with an additional contribution for children's clothing and toys. The money will be transferred directly to the Foundation’s account.

Aleksandra and her children will soon have their own house and a brand new life!

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



Feb 21, 2013

100 donations!

Dear friends and donors,

Our project aimed to support single mother Aleksandra and her three children has reached 100 donations!

We have raised $7,355 so far and need just $2,645 more to achieve our main goal. The project will provide Aleksandra and her children a secure living environment, free from potential abuse, by purchasing a fully furnished village house. The needed amount is $10,000.

Join us, share this info on social networks or with your family and friends and help us to achieve our goal and change their lives!

Thank you so much for your contributions and support.

With gratitude,

Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation

Jan 28, 2013

News on Alexandra and her children

Aleksandra and her children
Aleksandra and her children

The Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation launched the Single Parents Support Program in order to improve the lives of single parent families who are living in vulnerable circumstances and poverty conditions. Our first goal is to provide a way to help Alexandra and her three beautiful children to find a way out of the cycle of poverty. Our main goal is to purchase a fully furnished village house with a garden for this extremely vulnerable family in order to provide them with a secure living environment, free from potential abuse, hunger and desperation.  

With the support of 77 individuals and 95 (one-time/recurring) donations, we have raised $6,945 so far. Additionally, one donor family decided to provide continued support for this family and began donating a monthly stipend of $70
to Alexandra and her children. This money is being spent on necessities such as food, hygiene and school kits.

Owing to the support received, and the confidence gained, Aleksandra and her children left their two-room dilapidated shed with no bathroom or running water, to find another temporary accommodation. They will now be safe from the abuse of their previous landlord and have a healthier living environment, until sufficient funds have been collected for the purchase of the village house. Feeling a sense of security and knowing that she is not alone, Alexandra now looks brightly into the future.

Remaining funds needed to reach our goal and help this family to start a new life and become a proud and happy family is $13,080. We invite you to join us, share this info 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 and commitment.



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Belgrade, Serbia

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