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About Projekt Duga

Projekt Duga means: Project Rainbow where the rainbow represents the sign of a friendship alliance as we encountered with Noah after the flood. Our project is located in the "Kordun" (former Krajina), an abandoned region in the interior of Croatia, close to the border with Bosnia. The region is characterized by the presence of minorities: Serbian returnees, Croatian Muslims and Croats who fled from Bosnia after the war. It is a forgotten region. In everything a great challenge to work on reconciliation and a friendship alliance. The project has been active since May 1999 and focuses on single elderly people and children and young people.

The project has its own camping area and can accommodate 30 to 40 people, has 3 camping cabins with 5 beds each, some caravans, a simple kitchen and café in a stable ("Café Bethlehem"). The camping site is maintained by the local youth and children of "De Leeuwenend" and by the groups that come to visit us.

History

Projekt Duga started in 1999 as an initiative of Dutch and Croatian volunteers from different churches. At the moment the project is mainly supported by the Evangelical Congregation Jonah in Ede, but volunteers are participants from different (types of) churches.

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20180314 133421The bus needs donors.

The 9-person bus needs donors so that we can continue to use this car for Projekt Duga. The Opel Vivaro, which we have used a lot since 2009 (30,000 km per year, so the counter is now at 435,000 km). It is the only means of transport we have as a project and is therefore indispensable.

New engine, gearbox ... and then?

A new engine was deployed in 2018. This was largely paid for by fam. Jorna and we have not received any specific donations for that. In 2019 we had the gearbox and complete clutch replaced. Another major investment for which we unfortunately did not receive any donations. All calculating the bus costs us 150 euros per month for maintenance.

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But of course a car costs more. Fortunately for this Croatian bus this is not too bad. Road tax and insurance cost us 550 Euro per year (in the Netherlands we would pay 4 times). That is an additional reason for wanting to continue to use the bus. To keep this bus on the road for another 5 years in the service of Projekt Duga, we are looking for sponsors. Do you want to join? Send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you!