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Why World Vision is in Albania
Albania experienced a challenging year economically and socially, especially in vulnerable communities. It remains one of the poorest countries in Europe. The COVID-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine disrupted supply chains, bringing uncontrolled inflation. Worsening economic conditions caused an alarming increase in migration out of Albania.
The difficulties of the past few years have taken their toll on mental health. Communities experienced a rise in domestic violence, and children continued to suffer from exploitation and violence within their homes and communities. These forms of abuse are often culturally accepted.
In response, World Vision helped equip children and families with practical life skills in decision-making, interpersonal relationships, and goal setting. We also helped strengthen the child protection system by working with parents and caregivers to prevent violence. In 2022, 422 parents participated in positive parenting events, and 1,381 children and adolescents gained leadership and job skills through 87 IMPACT groups. Additionally, over 7,300 children were impacted by improved educational infrastructure across 17 schools. Agricultural support in the form of trainings, seedlings, fertilizer, and other resources gave hundreds of farmers helpful traction for future income.
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Prayer Requests from Albania
World Vision's staff in Albania are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For God to raise up local, solution-driven leaders willing to invest well in their country’s needs.
For God’s wisdom as communities work to fundraise locally to support children and families.
News from Albania
Pray for Eastern Europe — for mothers and their unborn babies, for neglected and abused children, and for marginalized communities in Eastern Europe.
Starting in 1950 with the Korean War, World Vision has responded to the most urgent disasters and humanitarian crises around the world, providing immediate aid.
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