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Joanna Shields, founder of Jericho Foundation which helps Bosnian children, watches Elvedin Mesanovic, one of Shield’s former orphans who received a scholarship from her foundation, play with Shield’s granddaughter Elsa, 1, as she lies on a “taggie,” a blanket the foundation gives to current Bosnian orphans, on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 in her home in Texas Township.

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My Experiences in America

On August 2, 2013

Written by Fatima Kacapor

 

“I’m from Bosnia, take me to America …”

– lyrics from Bosnian band Dubioza Kolektiv 

 

I’m Fatima Kacapor, and I’m from Bosnia and Herzegovina, country in southeastern Europe. Even though my home is across the globe, I am very familiar with many aspects of the United States, such as the country’s success and history, American movies, and American music. I’m fortunate to be part of the Jericho Foundation, an international non-profit organization dedicated to restoring HOPE in BiH (Bosnia and Herzegovina). 

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By Christina Cantero | ccantero@mlive.com 
on November 04, 2013 at 7:00 AM

 

KALAMAZOO, MI -- In 1995, in the midst of the Bosnian War, two women met over coffee in a refugee camp in Zenica, Bosnia.

One of the women was Bosnian, providing for her family in a 10-by-10-foot living space; the other was an American volunteer from Kalamazoo.

The American, Joanna Shields, was volunteering in the country as a last farewell to her sister-in-law, Collette Webster, who worked as a medical volunteer for almost a year until she was killed by mortar fire in 1993.

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A promise not to forget leads local woman to form relief group

By cwebber 
on June 25, 2008 at 8:00 AM, 

KALAMAZOO -- In September 1993, Collette Webster, of Sunfield, was serving as a volunteer medic in Mostar, Bosnia, when a rocket-propelled grenade hit the building where she was working.

Webster became the first American casualty of the Bosnian war.

From 1992 to 1995, the conflict would harm, injure or kill hundreds of thousands of former Yugoslavians as genocide, mass rape, detention camps, land mines and other horrors were employed by ethnic factions to gain power in the wake of the central government's collapse.

Jericho is a faith-based 501(c)(3) charity. Our faith drives our mission to serve youth in BIH. Our programs are designed to promote unity between various ethnic, religious, or socio-economic groups.                                                                             

OUR MISSION

On a mission to restore HOPE in Bosnia and Herzegovina, one child at a time.

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