In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor

by Nehemiah Gateway USA
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor
In Albania, Food and Medicine for the Poor

Summary

Since 1991, Nehemiah Gateway has been delivering essential support such as food parcels, medical aid, and social assistance to individuals in need within the Pogradec region in southeastern Albania. Our focus is on aiding the impoverished, marginalized, and disabled, striving to empower them towards a self-reliant and dignified life by addressing their fundamental necessities.

$25,000
total goal
$3,723
remaining
102
donors
0
monthly donors
7
fundraisers
5
years

Challenge

In Albania, 37% of people live in poverty (living on less than $5.50/day), and 5.8% live in absolute poverty (living on less than $1.90 per day). People spend over 40% of their income on food (in the US, it is 10%). Inflation, soaring in 2022 due to COVID-19 and war in Ukraine, is impacting how people can afford to live, turning necessities into luxuries and causing great stress and uncertainty. Demand for aid parcels from NG has increased even as the cost has increased by 50%.

Solution

We provide quarterly or monthly aid parcels to at least 400 households in need yearly in the Pogradec area. Recipients are referred or request assistance. Social work teams evaluate each case and respond with help including food, cleaning supplies, medicines, and donated clothing and shoes. Our services are one of the only safety nets our clients can access. Aid parcels supplement limited household resources, so people have the ability to plan-- even modestly-- beyond their next meal.

Long-Term Impact

Humanitarian aid is the first step toward restoring human dignity, meeting basic needs for food, clothing, and health. Sadly, the need for this basic dignity has increased greatly in Albania, and we are helping people survive this difficult time. Where needed, we help them learn skills that make employment possible. Children can better keep up with their education if they have enough to eat. In some families, having food to eat at home makes it more likely children will keep going to school.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Nehemiah Gateway USA

Location: Boulder, CO - USA
Website:
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Project Leader:
James Leithart
Boulder , CO United States
$21,277 raised of $25,000 goal
 
165 donations
$3,723 to go
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