The break up of the former Yugoslavia has been challenging and often painful. Serbia has been victimized by other countries throughout their history, and many hearts have become hardened in the process. Their deepest need is for Jesus.
Of the 10 million people in Serbia, almost a half-million are Gypsies, known as Roma. Most of these people live below the poverty level, and 35% of them cannot read.
The smaller country of Montenegro won its independence in 2006, but it faces many challenges. Great numbers of the 700,000 population cannot find work. This is especially true in Montenegro's Roma population. Over 63% of the Gypsies have no formal education.
Trans World Radio and their partner in this area, IKONOS, are working to create radio broadcasts in the Roma languages. They need a small digital studio for recording programs to be broadcast in the Gypsy communities. Evangelistic, teaching, and community building programs are needed to reach this people group in Serbia and Montenegro and beyond.
COST: Up to $52,000