Family in small country house near Shkodra.
Just over half the population of Albania lives in villages, (fshat), consisting of groups of dwellings, hamlets or neighbourhoods (lagja) scattered around an area the size of a parish. Several villages make up a commune.
There are few families in which no adult works, or has worked, in agriculture. While many have little enthusiasm for farm work, they often keep chickens or a pig and grow vegetables.