Roma

Returning Home

World Challenge Staff

Many young, educated Albanians leave their homeland in search of a better life, and Vera intended to be no different until she met God.

Mynevere Saliu, more often called Vera by friends and family, was born into a Muslim Roma family in the city Peqin. 

Healing Refuge in Albania

Eljo Patoku

A World Challenge partner followed God’s call to offer support to a boy and those like him in one of Tirana’s grittiest neighborhoods.

I live in Rruga-Ura, a suburb of Albania’s capital, where most residents are Roma with a Muslim background. 

This is one of the poorest neighborhoods in Tirana, and it was difficult growing up here. People got into fights practically every day, and alcohol was almost everywhere

To Write of God’s Love

Natasha Likollari

God’s answer to the hidden desire of one Roma woman’s heart.

The Roma community in Europe is often classified as the most economically depressed. Unemployment, untreated medical issues and unforgiving living conditions are constant problems they must face. 

These are not the only obstacles for members of the community. Lack of education and illiteracy is another, particularly for those who have aged out of the school system.