A loan of $1,000 helped to prepare two dynyms of agricultural land for planting beans.


Velika's story

This is Velika, a 32-year-old mother of two little children who are ages two and one. Velika is an Egyptian from the vulnerable ethnics of Albania. She’s been photographed with her one-year-old child in the cradle. This cradle has been used in rural Albania for ages due to the fact that it made it easier for mothers or grandmothers to carry the child on their backs by tying the cradle with a rope. While they worked in the field, they kept the baby in the field too. Although things have changed in Albania, rural people still raise the children until they are one year old in the cradle.

Velika needs your financial help to prepare two dynyms land for planting beans. Note that ‘dynym’ is a unit of area used in the Ottoman Empire that is equal to 1000 square meters. Velika’s husband works as a welder and together they plant and sell the harvested products to the local farmer’s market.



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