LIGHT A HOUSE
The 19 small villages of Dobretici were on the front lines
of the war that tore through Bosnia-Herzegovina. Today, many wish to return to
their native homes and rebuild their lives and community.
A House project provides electrical power to this area, which has been without
electricity since 1993. St. David's teamed with the government of Holland and
brought power to 25 homes and one business. This newly constructed power line
will be incentive for other families along the new power grid to return to their
community. Additional businesses will also now have access to electricity.
program is an example of how a community project can have an immediate impact
upon the existing disadvantaged, as well as provide an asset for the future development
of the area.
For more than a decade, St. David's
has felt the call to supply baby food and juice to the babies of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
In 2002, an additional 80 tons were delivered. In the name of the many mothers
and institutions that have received this gift, we thank all that have continued
to support St. David's and this project.
2003 marked our 11th year of providing
baby food and juice to the children of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The food is distributed
through a community children's center and our warehouse. Providing food for babies
is our longest running project.
Babies and young children have a limited
diet that restricts what is available for their consumption. This project has
fed thousands of needy children over the years. St. David's delivered an additional
60 tons of baby food during 2003. The program not only addresses the nourishment
requirement of the young but brings abundant comfort to their mothers as well.
returning refugees, the needy and institutions, St. David's was able to purchase
and distribute 168 new refrigerators in 2002. This very special donation enabled
those who received them to add another touch of normalcy back to their lives.
2004, 427 new refrigerators were delivered to needy families, hospitals, and public
institutions that aid the poor.