Highlight text to annotate itX
>> One of the most underdeveloped municipalities in Kosovo, Novo Brdo, has something to be
proud. . It recently received the most modern farm for raising over 200 goats and 100 sheep.
Goat farm is managed by NGO "Majka devet Jugovića" from Gracanica. Under the patronage of the
Raska-Prizren Diocese, this organization runs six public kitchens Prekovce, Gjilan, Kamenica,
Viti and Videnje, which are providing food for the non-majority and vulnerable members.
The objective of this project is to make NGO "Majka devet Jugovića" and its humanitarian
activities, financially sustainable. On this occasion the U.S. Ambassador in Kosovo, Tracey
Ann Jacobson, Bishop Theodosije with the priesthood, and many guests, attended today the opening
ceremony of the farm.
>> Bishop of Raska-Prizren Teodosije: For 13 years this charity organisation works successfully
in the area of epharchy Raska - Prizren and many are results of its work. This could not
be achieved without God's blessing, the blessing that binds us together vertically in the sky,
but also, as you can see, this cross has vertical and horizontal, so beside God’s blessing
we have also a great help of our loved ones, our friends, charities who participate in
this divine work.
>> U.S. Ambassador in Kosovo, Tracey Ann Jacobson: It is a great pleasure to be here today and
we are very proud of our cooperation in the development of this project. I remember I
was visiting Mrs Svetlana Stevic several months ago and this farm at that time was just a
dream. She is a special woman and with her energy she has managed to realize her idea
and to connect donors from all sides and to involve the local community and to make this
dream a reality.
>> The goal of building this farm is not only to provide short-term assistance, but to form
a system of sustainability of the public kitchens through combination of its own production
and collective social solidarity, while the profit will be used to purchase additional
food for public kitchens, investment and operational costs. In the first phase four employees will
be employed, who will take care of goats and sheep, and will deal with this production
and cheese, which will affect in the economic development of this poor area.
>> Veran Matic, President of Management Board of Fond B92: I think this is one of the best
projects-model to intervene in this area.
>> Svetislav Ivanovic, Novo Brdo: I hope that in the future will be more and more such facilities,
and we know that the municipality of Novo Brdo is very known for this, in livestock
and crop production, so this project is of great benefit and importance to all who live
in the municipality of Novo Brdo.
>> USAID through Community Action Initiative Program implemented by Mercy Corps donated
$41,000. This project was also supported by other donors such as the Bureau of Population
and Migration of U.S. Government which through another Mercy Corps program donated five goat
milking machines, the B92 Fund with approximately $20,000, and many others.