A Young Man from Vodnjan is Collecting Donations for Croatian Debtors

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A young man from Vodnjan is collecting donations for Croatian debters
A young man from Vodnjan is collecting donations for Croatian debters

October 22, 2020 – Two weeks ago, a 27-year-old man from Vodnjan and one girl started collecting donations for Croatian debtors in a Facebook group.

As 24sata reports, since then, he has received hundreds of phone calls and text messages in a Facebook group that he launched called “Blocked and debted people let’s help each other” (“Blokirani i ovršeni pomozimo jedni drugima”). He has already gathered more than 1000 people in that group, and the number continues to grow.

As we reported earlier from Hina, the moratorium on debt enforcements ended on Monday, October 19, and the total number of enforcement debtors now in Croatia is 244,865. Data from the Financial Agency’s (FINA) system for execution of enforcement over monetary assets have shown that the largest number of enforcement debtors, 109,000 or 46 percent of citizens with blocked bank accounts, owed up to 10,000 kunas, while the total amount of their debt was 396 million kunas.

The goal of this Facebook group is to help the people who faced foreclosures to get rid of their debts by collecting donations for the most urgent cases.

“I want every kuna to get into the right hands. Every day for the past two weeks, I have been replying for hours to messages coming to my group and trying to help as best I can,” said Dražen Gluvak from Vodnjan.

“We are here to help each other to be free, to sleep peacefully, and finally get rid of our problems and debts, and ultimately get rid of moneylenders like FINA and other paying agencies. Let’s help each other,” reads the description of the Facebook page.

Dražen says he is very emotional when it comes to unfortunate human destinies.

“The donation is paid directly to the account of one person within a month. Some people have a problem, but also those who are immediately ready to pay a donation to help as soon as possible. In the past two weeks, we have helped a lady for whom we collected about 1,000 kuna so far, and she needs 5,000 kuna to be unblocked. She begged us for help because of a debt she just can’t pay. The money was paid directly to her account. Everything works so that the person who needs help sends us all the documentation from FINA on enforcement and then we start the action of help,” Dražen explained.

He says that people pay as much as they can and that the goal is to help as many people as possible. If everyone paid only a small amount, at least the amount needed for one coffee, a lot of people would be saved, he points out.

He added that he is glad that more and more people are joining the group.

“People want change, they want to help. Those who are in debt want to fall asleep at least once without the fear of tomorrow. If I were rich, I would help everyone. People in the group are not immune to other people’s misfortune and want to help, even with a few kunas, because no one knows if they will find themselves in the same situation tomorrow and cry out for help,” the young man from Vodnjan said.


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