Could you survive on $70 a month? This is the reality for much of the Roma community, the most vulnerable people group in Europe. One woman, a single mother of three, had nothing but a small shack on the side of the river. But while she was in the hospital, her home was raided, and her situation went from bad to worse. Learn more about Dorina and how World Challenge partners came alongside her family to provide hope.
After a series of natural disasters, believers in Albania are working together to help those who have lost homes.
The northwestern side of Albania has experienced 31 earthquakes in the last month, many around a 4.5 magnitude and one as large as 6.4.
In one of Albania’s Roma villages, gospel living is changing the face of the town and people’s outlook on their future.
Latif is a leader in the Roma, or gypsy, community. He has served God for more than 15 years in his village, and his home has become a community center and church where people from the village gather. Everyone knows his door is open anytime, and God has done incredible work to heal many of his hometown’s troubles.
A World Challenge partner followed God’s call to offer support to a boy and those like him in one of Tirana’s grittiest neighborhoods.
I live in Rruga-Ura, a suburb of Albania’s capital, where most residents are Roma with a Muslim background.
This is one of the poorest neighborhoods in Tirana, and it was difficult growing up here. People got into fights practically every day, and alcohol was almost everywhere
God’s answer to the hidden desire of one Roma woman’s heart.
The Roma community in Europe is often classified as the most economically depressed. Unemployment, untreated medical issues and unforgiving living conditions are constant problems they must face.
These are not the only obstacles for members of the community. Lack of education and illiteracy is another, particularly for those who have aged out of the school system.