SUPPORT TO THE ECONOMIC STABILITY OF WOMEN FROM FLOODED AREAS
In mid-May 2014, the entire area of Zavidovići was hit by a natural disaster, the heavy rain caused floods and landslides, such that have never been seen in this area before. Many infrastructure and private buildings were destroyed by the floods, mountain streams and rain. Immediately after the cessation of rainfall, came out information about many landslides dangerous for people, their houses and farms.
Because of this, more than 1,000 people were at that time displaced from their homes. Floods and rains have destroyed agricultural fields, cereals, vegetables and crops of berries, the only source of income for many.
Once the initial situation has calmed down, it became clear that the consequences of flooding will not be repaired quickly or easily. Although many residential buildings and agricultural plantations were repaired from various sources of humanitarian help and own resources, much remains to be done. Also, many people have been forced to borrow from banks and microcredit organizations, and that threatened the economic viability of their families for the future. Many women are in a situation that they can not provide funds for basic needs in their own homes as they are forced to return debts due to emergency repair flood damage. Households in this regard are backward and each family has a specific need to regain stability.
- Provide financial support to women in the area affected by the floods;
- Enable the rehabilitation of damages incurred in households and farms;
- Provide women who have suffered damage from floods and landslides way to restore financial stability;
- Provide support to women and children in flooded areas in providing the necessary resources for a normal life.