UNDP Albania helps micro-enterprises get back on their feet after the earthquake

“On the morning of the 26th of November, when I went to my Lamp Store, I was shocked. Hundreds of lamps were broken into what looked like millions of pieces. Four thousand dollars of losses. My biggest challenge was how to finance business recovery but also simultaneously cope with the damage of my own home. I have employed three people in this business and although the revenue is 80 % less, compared to the period before the earthquake, I still need to keep them in their jobs”. Mariglen Lila, from a Lamp Store in Durres.

Mariglen, owner of the Lamp Store
Small and big businesses impacted by the earthquake
After the earthquake in Durres
Business in transferred elsewhere. The shop is closed down- the common panorama in Durres
After the earthquake, UNDP worked together with Government and partners to gather vital data and plan recovery
As a result of the earthquake, 51 people died, 1000 were injured. A total of 222,778 people were affected. 10,225 displaced people were accommodated in 12 shelter locations, 3,613 in hotels
In partnership with Tirana Bussiness University, UNDP “diagnosed” the situation of the micro-enterprises after the earthquake
Introducing #InMotion Program to owners of micro-enterprises in Durres