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Reaching Adi this Christmas
This is Adi and he is four-years-old. He lives with his family in
a dark and sad apartment block in the city of Mostar,
Bosnia-Herzegovina. Recently he has just learnt to speak after
developing slowly, but one thing is for sure, despite his
circumstances, he has always been able to smile.
The fact he is smiling is amazing considering his mother has
abandoned him, his grandmother suffers from PTSD from the Bosnian
War and most days he holds his father's hand and walks the streets
of the city searching for scrap metal to sell.
As winter arrives in Bosnia, his families' suffering is stretched
further as they desperately need firewood and basic food supplies
to survive. Yet their biggest problem is the hopelessness that
fills their home alongside the darkness as a result of never being
able to afford to turn on the lights.
In this gloom - the little boy is their hope.
Drazan Jarak, Mission Without Borders coordinator in Mostar, says:
"The long term hope for Adi is that he will get a better education
than his father and that the situation in our country will improve
and more jobs will become available. In the short term it is so
important that he starts school. Christmas is also a time of year
where we try to give hope to this family and more like it across
Adi's joy is precious and fragile. This Christmas you can give him
and his family the gift of hope through Operation Christmas Love
Change his world - donate now.