Roma people is the first community concerned by poverty. Some 100.000 of them live today in Albania, most part earning oney by picking up waste in streets or landfills.
Here are some statistics about Roma people living in the landfill of Sharre, near Tirana, which is the biggest landfill of the country.
- 85% of Roma say living in the landfill. 70% in barracks, 28 % in homes
- 90% of 16 years old children say they have never been to school
- 90% of the adults admit they collect waste in the landfill
- 70% of children say they work 8 or more hours a day
- 50% of adults say they work 8 or more hours a day
- 33% of adults say they earn 200 lek (2,4 $) a day, and 53% say 500 lek (4$) or more.
- 86% of children give the money they earn to their parents
- Adults say the share of recycling is as this: metal: 17%, plastic 60%, cardboard 1,5%, ther 12,86 %
- Adults say they sell their waste to : “certains individuals”: 79%, “businesses”: 10%
- 90% of adults and 80% of children have no friends among other communities
These statistics come from “Study report on the situation of the Roma people living and working at the waste collection site in Sharre.”Financed by Cooperazione Italiana allo Sviluppo. Realized by IFAW, FSBH and ARSIS