Artan, 22 years old from Shkoder finally has a job-which he calls his dream job. He produces Venetian masks which have charmed him and other people and artists all over the world. If you did not know, some of the most beautiful Venetian masks are produced in Shkoder and Puke, north of Albania. Artan elegantly paints them.
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.
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.
Rina spent the last three months of her last pregnancy at a shelter for survivors of domestic violence in Tirana. She and two of her younger children, aged 2 and 5, had fled their abusive home in Burrel, in the mountains of northern Albania.
When Drita, 22, recently arrived at the National Centre for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of the Victims of Domestic Abuse, near Tirana, she had already been head of household, a mother, a wife, a girl, and a dreamer.