Although progress has been made in Bosnia-Herzegovina, many families still lack a permanent home, having lost theirs in the conflict, and unemployment is high.
Islamic Relief in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Following the war, Islamic Relief began providing vital emergency assistance in 1992, delivering food, water and clothes. We rebuilt homes, schools and public buildings which had been destroyed, and began providing support during Ramadan and Qurbani, which continues to this day.
We focus a lot of our work on supporting single-parent families and orphans, as these are amongst the most vulnerable groups. Alongside our one-to-one orphan sponsorship programme, we also provide psychosocial assistance to children and families who have been traumatised by what they went through during and since the conflict ended.
We also provided interest-free loans, based on Islamic finance models, to help single mothers set up their own businesses and rebuild their homes. Without our support, they might never have got the opportunity, but when the loans are repaid to Islamic Relief and we lend the money out again, we can use one donation to help family after family.