Five years ago, Arbër Hajdari founded a humanitarian foundation to help the poor living in Albania. This poverty is not new, he explains, but society has ignored it. Thanks to this foundation, thousands of Albanian families have emerged from poverty. But there is still much work to be done, as about 40% of Albanians live on less than five euros a day.
This is how the prestigious television “Arte” describes the work of “Fundjavë Ndryshe”. For several days their staff stayed in Albania to make a documentary about the foundation. Produced by the journalist Dirk Schraeder, in the material of 30 minutes is given a wide panorama of the activity of “Fundjavë Ndryshe”. But, not only that. It presents the challenges and difficulties when it started and the continuation of their tireless work.
“My parents both had difficult childhoods in very poor families. My father grew up an orphan, this is also one of the reasons why my parents supported me a lot in the first months of my work. But then there were definitely moments when they asked me where I was actually going. In the beginning, the foundation was very small, not as big as it is today. At that time they were skeptical, today they are again fully in my support and help me wherever they can, “said in the documentary the founder of the foundation, Arbër Hajdari.
The staff of European television became part of some of the activities that “Fundjavë Ndryshe” has been conducting for 5 years now. In activities such as house inauguration, distribution of aid, health care, cleaning the environment, and many others.
Five years after its founding, the Fundjavë Ndryshe foundation has helped over 50,000 Albanian families lift them out of poverty. Some got out of poverty temporarily, others forever. The enthusiasm of the young volunteers does not let them despair. But their work remains immense.
With these words, the journalist Schraeder has chosen to close the documentary published in three different languages. Expressing appreciation for the great work done by “Fundjavë Ndryshe” and the hope that a group of young people continue to deliver every day.
Charity does not make you poor!
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