From our early beginnings in 1994 we evolved into becoming a registered charity. Our work is in the south of Albania offering help and encouragement in practical ways. We are committed to the poor and marginalised, the hungry, children with disabilities and those with minimal opportunities and limited access to health care and education. We stand with them in their struggle against discrimination to help restore self-worth. We support families to help break the cycle of poverty.

We are multi-stranded in what we offer but with clear vision and purpose.

In any way that we are able, in any and every situation, to every person, we want to bring hope for a better tomorrow.

As a small charity, we can very quickly respond to immediate and urgent need.

“Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.”

Nelson Mandela

Ruth & Steve Courtney


Our Main Focus

Our main focus is within the three crucial areas of children with disabilities, health and education.

Children with disabilities

We offer support to children with challenging health issues, both physical and mental. Children with these needs have little or no support. Many families are afraid to take them out because there is a stigma attached to having a disabled child.

We want each child to be valued and cared for.



In a world with such rich resources, no one should be hungry. We distribute monthly food bags to support individual families in need.

Hospital visits, medicines and equipment, healthcare training

All adults and children, whatever their needs, are entitled to have the opportunity of medical care, medicines, equipment, therapies and support. This should be for all. We help to facilitate this where and when possible. Especially families without financial resources.


We want to see all children given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Practically this may be through extra learning support, provision of books, bags and stationery, clothing and shoes.

Through love and compassion we want to see every child thriving – not just surviving.


Whatever your age and stage in life there is an opportunity for you to come and volunteer alongside us at home or in Albania. Offer your skills and your time and see what a difference it can make.


Give to fund food bags for hungry families. Funding will also help families with hospital treatments and medications. Your giving will enable the provision of therapies for children with disabilities. It will help to fund the vehicle for the disabled.

Raise Funds

Could you fund raise? Can you run a marathon, do a sponsored walk, hold a cake sale or something else? Hope In Action is registered with JustGiving.

At the heart of all that we do is a desire to serve everyone we meet with love and compassion, seeing the inherent value of every human being and enabling them to fulfil their unique potential.

Royal Parks Half Marathon

14 July, 2017Posted In : News

Hope in Action are very grateful to the 5 amazing runners who are running in aid of Hope in Action a READ MORE

Bringing Hope For A Better Tomorrow

We are supplied with a big sack of flour and other ingredients by Hope In Action to bake our own bread. We are a family of four and cannot find employment, so this flour and monthly food bags help us very much.