Around 400 families are fed every day from the soup kitchen of Merhamet in Bihac, and for most of them, that meal is all they have. Constant price increases have caused that the needs of citizens are greater than the capabilities of this humanitarian society, which is financed by donations from citizens, especially those from abroad.
The humanitarian organization “Help Others Salzburg” prepares meals for 78 beneficiaries every day in its soup kitchen in Sapna.
Help Others volunteers deliver freshly prepared food to beneficiaries’ home addresses. It is mainly about the population of elderly and sick fellow citizens who need help.
“The number of users regularly changes between 80 and 100 of those who need our help in the municipality of Sapna and the Zvornik returnee settlements,” said the director of Help Others Salzburg Dzevad Islamovic.
The organization is financed exclusively by donations from Bosnia and Herzegovina. people who live and work in European countries, but also those from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
“People can donate agricultural products, food they use in their homes, meat, pay financial aid through our accounts, which can be found on the official website Help Others,” said Islamovic.
More than five years ago, Help Others Salzburg embarked on an ambitious project to establish an organization that would help citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina with a weaker financial status, which resulted in the implementation of projects worth more than three million euros.
“We worked on projects from the construction of residential buildings for socially vulnerable families to the provision of better living conditions for fellow citizens in need. We regularly participate in projects that will improve the education of children from Podrinje,” said Islamovic.
In Kalesija, this organization opened the first Humanitarian Center for children, where parents from Kalesija and the surrounding municipalities can come weekly to receive weekly food, clothing, shoes and hygiene items for children.
All potential beneficiaries are decided by the municipal centers for social work, but those in need can contact the staff of Help Others Salzburg at any time during a difficult period in their life.