Life is harder when you have to carry a big load!


2013-12-16 Life is harder when you have to carry a big loadThe other day, as I was walking back to my apartment, I could not help but notice this guy passing me on the street carrying this large bag full of cans. The load did not seem extremely heavy, though enough for him to strain somewhat under it.

It just reminded me of the constant hardship of so many people struggling to make a living every day in Tirana and all over Albania.

Collecting cans may not be a mentally strenuous thing to do, but it does have its many health and injury risks. I’ve seen many of these poor people jump in half-way into a dumpster to collect their “precious” cans, which they then send to collection centers for recycling.

Hije e rende - (c) Mira
Hije e rende – (c) Mira

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Elvis is an Albanian entrepreneur and freelancer, creator and primary contributor behind He is passionate about what he does on and offline, and wants to be a positive influence on the people he comes in contact with. His desire is to experience life and true friendship, and share the best with everyone. Since 1998 he has established an ever growing list of ventures, much beloved among which are: **Sfida.Pro** and and - libraria ime! He has served as webmaster and digital marketing consultant for names such as: - - - - - - etc, etc. This Blog was started in September 2004. You can see his professional profile here or contact him directly through his email: eplaku (at)

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