Business & Economy
Kosovo’s war widows make pickles in memory of loved ones
Krusha, Kosovo, Sep 16 (EFE).- In a bid to rebuild their lives after they lost their husbands or sons in the Kosovo war, women in the farming village of Krushe e Madhe started making and selling pickles and a traditional red pepper dip, known as ajvar.
Some 241 Kosovar Albanians aged 12 to 90 in Krushe e Madhe were killed by Serbian forces in March 1999. Sixty-four of them are still listed as missing.
After the war, Krusha, now called the ‘Village of War Widows,’ was left with 140 widows and more than 500 orphans.
In 2003, a group of women in need of income, which was traditionally provided by men, founded the Agricultural Cooperative Krusha, which seven years later has become a profitable business. EFE