Reducing the level of poverty of the Roma community in Baltez/Fier

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Country/partner countries

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Union for Development and Integration of Roma Minority in Albania
Skender Veliu
Phone: +355 42231 391

Project information – start and end date (if available)
20.05.2009. - 20.06.2011.

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
Donation of 20 pregnant heifer to Roma for 20 poor families and the establishment of milk collection points to create a secure market for the marketing of milk.

Results of the project
Provision of 60 jersey heifers for 60 families.(20 original families and 40 from passing of gifts). Establishment of a milk collection point in Balteza. Practical use of technical knowledge as a requirement for farm management. Establishment of management of a sustainable farm by the families.
Establishment of a positive coexistence attitude and increase of interaction between Roma and non-Roma communities. Publication of the leaflets, delivering the leaflets to communities.

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
All beneficiaries: 308
Roma beneficiaries: 308
Romani women beneficiaries: 116
Roma participation:
-Needs assessment
-Decision making
-Implementation - management

Sources of funding
Open Socity Foundation for Albania