Poor foundations for Bosnia's future generations

Life is hard in rural communities near Olovo, north of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Virtually every family had to flee intense fighting during the war and when they eventually returned, they found their houses and livelihoods destroyed. 90% of men worked in local industries like woodcutting, but in the post-war chaos and corruption, these firms shut down and most parents are now unemployed. There is little to no support from local and national authorities. Sponsored child Zejna (9) was not even born when the war ended in 1996, but experiences its bitter aftermath every day of her life. Photos & captions by Susan Cuthbert.