Milošević family produces flowers again

Milošević family produces flowers again

Ivan Milošević lives with his wife Marijana and two sons, Miloš (12) and Nikola (nine), in Zaječar. Ivan and Marijana cultivate 42 acres of land in the Village of Veliki Izvor where they produce flowers. During the 2014 floods, torrential rains caused a neighbouring creek overflow, which destroyed three greenhouses and caused serious damage. The constructions were devastated, covering torn, irrigation systems ripped out, potted flowers destroyed.

As soon as he heard about the EU Assistance for Flood Relief in Serbia Programme, Ivan filled out the questionnaire and applied for aid. In spring 2016, the family received a greenhouse with the irrigation system. The family now has five greenhouses where they grow flowers - their main source of income, which they sell on the local green market and to wholesale agents. Marijana is in charge of the sales and her sons Miloš and Nikola, often give a helping hand.

“Thanks to the support of the EU, we managed to restore and expand flower production. It means a lot to us. Now that we have more greenhouses than before, we plan to hire seasonal workers since volume of work exceeds our current capacities, and to install heating in the donated greenhouse for the safer production,” Ivan Milošević said.

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