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Citizens of Elbasan - active participants in development

For the first time in her life Anila, feels her voice is heard. She can now influence decision making when it comes to the development of her town. She and other members of her community had a wish: to build a new playground for children.   Today her children and their friends can spend hours p more

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Coordinated response against domestic violence bears results for survivors

Edlira Qazimi is a divorced mother of two that for the first time in her life, at the age of forty, has started working full-time in the south-eastern Albanian city of Korça. Edlira and her two sons (19 and 12 years old) went through almost 20 years of a tormented life marred by violence and anxiety more

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Empowering Marginalized Communities in Albania

With the right vocational training, Hatixhe Sula has become a tailor. Now, she can help to support her family. Not long ago, as a member of the excluded Roma community in Albania, she may not have come across this opportunity. An outreach campaign made her aware of it. Assistance in registering with more

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Harnessing the Sun’s Abundance

Albania has plenty of sunshine—around 265 days a year. What it hasn’t had is much capacity to harness the sun’s abundant rays as a source of clean, renewable energy. Gradually, hat’s beginning to change—in the National Park of Thethi, for instance. Nestled high in the Albanian Alps, the park is home more