Cold Hands Warm Heart – Serbia … ! Đorgovska Mahala village

Đorgovska Mahala village, in Lebane, Serbia is home to some 500 Gypsy-Roma impoverished villagers.

Gypsy-Roma Boys In Their Home Village - Lebane, Serbia
Gypsy-Roma Boys In Their Home Village – Lebane, Serbia

4 flights and 30 hours after leaving India, I(Dan) was driving south from Novi Sad, to Lebane, Serbia. Wow, what a climate change! It was great to be back in Eastern/Central Europe though.

Please meet Marijana, our TCD country lead associate and expert in Transformational Community Development. Warm welcomes began with her and her husband(Emil), and didn’t stop anytime, as I continued to meet those eager to embrace self-sustainability principles.

Emil & Marijana - Novi Sad, Serbia
Emil & Marijana – Novi Sad, Serbia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also want to introduce Snezana, who is in training of TCD and has already served many villages in her area, helping them have hope in such hope-deprived villages of South Serbia. She relates and works so well among the women in these villages, frequently there with them, allowing her presence to build foundations of relationship so crucial.

Snezana(right) in Lebane(village), Serbia
Snezana(right) in Lebane(village), Serbia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because of Snezana, we were able to offer our initial TCD Vision Seminar to these women(and a man not pictured), who eagerly want to help their own in mostly Gypsy-Roma villages where they live. Thought the first step(Vision Seminar), the attendees clearly were ready to learn all they possibly could about Transformational Community Development, and want us back to continue with TOT1(Training of Trainers). All a very good indicator of their future, and heart to help their villages out of poverty and into hope.

Vision-Casting TCD Attendees - Lebane, Serbia
Vision-Casting TCD Attendees – Lebane, Serbia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Đorgovska Mahala …

Imagine sharing 1 of 4 “out-houses” among your village of 500 !

1 of 4 Outdoor Toilets For 500 Villagers
1 of 4 Outdoor Toilets For 500 Villagers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Much thanks to you again for being such an integral part of their lives, as we all do our part. Speaking of the “part”; one venue for your help is in contributing financially to this particular endeavor in South Serbia. Below is a link, allowing you to give specifically to this village of:
Đorgovska Mahalahttp://www.globalhopenetwork.org/us/village-transformation/serbia/dorgovska-mahala

We thank you deeply for following these blogs and considering the needs at hand!
Grateful … Daniel

 

Balkans of Serbia & Albania New TCD …

Village Farming Woman-Albania
Village Farming Woman-Albania

New territory always excites me in GHNI endeavors. The Balkans of Serbia and Albania seem far removed from other impoverished areas GHNI works in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Yet we all must come to the realization that the same extreme poverty exists in large swaths of Europe equally. It especially exists anywhere there is isolation and abandonment. GHNI is committed to helping the poorest of the poor, regardless of geographics.

Women Cooking Outside-Albania
Women Cooking Outside-Albania

Join with us financially, as we commit to these new projects in Serbia and Albania Roma(gypsy) villages. 4 new Project Proposal are being edited and submitted as I write this. I am personally committed to making the Balkans a very different place within 3-5 years, as we work together with key partners there.

Man In Front Of Home - Serbia
Man In Front Of Home – Serbia

2015 is about to close out on us. 2016 is literally visible between the cracks of the door as it opens. Please commit with us in furthering self-sustainability among the Hidden and Helpless of the Balkan Roma(and nationals) in impoverished, abandoned and isolated villages. They need your help. We are willing.

Girls Near Their Home - Serbia
Girls Near Their Home – Serbia

Farming Plot and Home - Albania
Farming Plot and Home – Albania

Thank you … Dan