Albania has made great strides in economic growth and poverty reduction in recent years. While vast improvements have been made, there is still a long way to go: unemployment still stands at 13%, gender inequality remains relatively high, and gaps between opportunities available to rural and urban areas have widened.
Albania’s road to post-war recovery has been a long one, and Islamic Relief has stayed by its side through the years.
We Need YOUR Help
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of a better Albania a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.
$100 can provide food aid for a family
$225 can provide vital relief to emergency survivors
$500 can implement livelihood programs to set up women-led households for success
$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities
Islamic Relief started working in Albania in 1991 after war and unrest had effectively isolated Albania and hampered already impoverished living conditions for millions of Albanians. Islamic Relief launched its programs in Albania by first responding to urgent needs: Islamic Relief donors provided essential food rations and clothing to many who had been suffering from the stresses of war.
By the spring 1992, Islamic Relief Albania had opened an office so it could implement long-term development projects to help Albanians secure the necessary skills and tools to escape the vicious cycle of poverty.
Here’s just a sampling of recent efforts for families in need across Albania:
Constructing new health centers
Implementing vocational training for women who lead households
Distributing essential food aid to those suffering from hunger
What happens when you join the fundraising movement?
When you make the decision to help fundraise for the effort, you go beyond just thoughts and prayers. This increased IMPACT is priceless, because it means we’re able to meet more needs of those who are waiting for us to lend a helping hand.
And if you're reading this message, it's because you want to go beyond the call the duty. For you, it's not enough to just keep those children in your thoughts and prayer. You want to double your impact by helping to sponsor these emergency efforts and helping deliver aid to those affected by creating a fundraising page. Get started by creating your page today!
We’re so glad you came. Just scroll to the top of the page and click "become a fundraiser" to setup your page and start promoting to your network via e-mail, social media, and your preferred messaging app. Even with a goal as small as $50, you can provide urgent food aid for families.