A Dutch organization is helping steer Kosovo's war widows toward a brighter future, Radio Free Netherlands reports. Many were left to fend for themselves after losing loved ones in the war against Serbia; now the Dutch group The Bridge is giving them cows to put food on the table and earn money by selling milk. Each is obliged to give their cow's first-born calf to another woman.
"After the war, the economy went into free fall," said the head of a Kosovar women's organization. "Seven years on, you can see that the widows are beginning to recover, even though they have lost many loved ones. This is a wonderful new start for all of these women."