Aim of our humanitarian projects is to
relief distress. Poverty and social vulnerability are always
consequences of a complex set of causes and circumstances. Pharos as
a small charitable organization cannot change them, but is able to
make life more bearable and human.
Our humanitarian aid projects are coordinated and administered
exclusively through volunteer work of its members. There are no
administration costs at all. The projects are funded in general
through private donations.
Pharos is offering its donors a lively and very personal first hand
reporting and an unusual degree of transparency in how the donated
money is used.
Overview of Humanitarian
A life in dignity for an illegal
Civil and social rights for people
living in extreme poverty ...more
Human accommodation for homeless
elderly people ...more
Agricultural development project –
chicken breeding ...more
School transportation for children in
Eastern Bosnia ...more
Motor saw for war victim ...more
Human accommodation for displaced
School lunch project ...more
Sponsorship for deprived children ...more
Young single mother with seven
children in Sarajevo
Bisera M. is a young divorcee
trying hard to survive with her seven children. Her only income is
state child allowance, which is by far too little to feed her
Pharos is supporting her since
2005 thanks to regular contributions of godparents. Since the family
became homeless in 2002, they were living in a damp, run down
basement of 19 square meters.
A Pharos member bought a
prefabricated house in Sarajevo in 2009, which is rented for
unlimited time to the family. Pharos organised a humanitarian
transport with furniture.
As long as the family is without
sufficient income, Pharos is financing the rent.