From a shed to a home – a story of one beneficiary family in Bosnia and Herzegovina

When the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina ended, Serif Guta and his family returned home in the mountains, only to find their house had collapsed from the weight of snow during one of the heavy winters. The family of 12 had no choice but to move into a one-room wooden shed without electricity and water.

Twenty years later, Serif Guta’s old house was finally reconstructed under the Regional Housing Programme (RHP), a joint initiative of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia to provide durable housing solutions to vulnerable persons who were displaced during the war in the former Yugoslavia and still live in dire conditions.

“I have finally seen the day when the house is finished and we can move in. If you hadn’t helped me the 12 of us would have still lived in the shed,” an emotional Guta said, standing with his family in front of their newly repaired home.

  • 18 Nov, 2016
  • Jovan

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