Make possible to realize our dream
Mri’s family’s lives nearby Shkodra city, and is one of the families that migrated from remote areas after the collapse of communism in Albania in 1990.
Before 1990 the family lived in Reç/Velipoje a village between the sea the Buna river and mountains. Mri and her husband finished veterinarian high school in Shkodra with high results and wanted to go on to study at the University of Agriculture in Tirana, but the respective families were poor and could not support them. So instead she started working in a communist cooperative as veterinarian specialist.
Mri became part of a project “Hapat e Lehtë” that supported families, but especially women that migrated from flat or mountainous areas. Project supported their social and economic need, and although her husband was working in construction, their income was limited. Once the project stopped Mri and her husband started their own traditional family business, so they could support their family. She says, “It is very hard work, but it is necessary to fulfill our family needs. We have a 100 sheep and we sell the milk and cheese, as well as lambs to especially support out daughter’s studies. With our hard work we are making it possible for our daughter to realise her dreams.”