11 more families in Thumana have been supported with 644 fruit seedlings in the framework of the "Improving the family capabilities to respond to emergency situations" project.
"These trees are a great help to us. There is nothing better than the fruits we grow ourselves in our garden. Through them, I hope that in a few years I will be able to receive additional income for the family,"- says Eva, one of the beneficiaries.
Evaluating their agricultural potential, 200 orange saplings, 200 tangerine saplings, 140 pear saplings, 80 olive saplings, and 24 lemon saplings were donated to 11 families, which they planted on their land. To create the basis of a sustainable economy, these families have also been supported with other agricultural inputs such as sprinkling pumps, milking machines, grass mowers, and electric mills.
This project is funded by UNDP Albania and implemented by World Vision Albania and helps a total of 115 families in the Municipality of Kruja.
50 families are being supported with agricultural and animal husbandry inputs such as fruit saplings, goats, irrigation pumps, etc., while 65 other families have been supported with food and hygiene packages. The families affected by the earthquake and pandemic are being assisted to create the basis of a more sustainable economic development and improve their skills to respond better to future emergency situations.
Trainings with parents, children, and farmers have been carried out in the framework of this project. So far, 57 parents have been trained regarding Positive Parenting and how to manage better future emergency situations, while 65 small farmers and individuals have been trained on how to draft a Business Plan, how to manage their farms, and how to find a market for their products.
At the same time, community members and local institutions representatives will be engaged in discussions aiming to raise awareness and implement more effectively the Emergency Local Plan. Training parents, children, and farmers will continue in the coming months, as well as supporting with agricultural and animal husbandry inputs.
This intervention has been undertaken in the framework of "Earthquake Social Protection and Response" (ESPR), a project executed by UNDP Albania and funded by the Government of the United Kingdom, the Government of Finland, and the Government of Norway. The project supports the Albanian Government and three municipalities affected by the earthquake with the process of designing and translating policies aiming to initiate the adequate local actions to ensure that men, women, girls, and boys living in poverty or vulnerable situations, combined with conditions after the earthquake, will have access in quality and integrated social services.