November 22, 2019
Promise fulfilled / Fashion Group Albania employs the first two youngsters with Down syndrome

Fashion Group Albania, the official representative in Albania of international brands such as Mango, Cortefiel, Carpisa, Okaidi, Parfois, Women Secret, Springfield, Prenatal and Geox, has kept its promise and made it possible to employ two young people in the framework of the “Accountability” campaign organized by Balfin Group (of which it is a part), and the social awareness initiative undertaken from the company to employ individuals with Down Syndrome.

Ario and Ornela have started working in the sales assistant position, fully supported by all of company’s employees.Representatives of Fashion Group Albania Valbona Turja and Ornela Kastrioti along with Arion and Ornela.

Representatives of Fashion Group Albania Valbona Turja and Ornela Kastrioti along with Arion and Ornela.

“The Fashion Group undertook this initiative because they firmly believe that everyone is born equal in rights, in potential and opportunities and deserves the chance to express their skills to work and integrate in the society. What has made us firmly believe in their values ​​are themselves, proven in the early days of work at the company. They never lack the will and desire to learn and work, they only need our support. To accept and understand that we are equal rather than different. Listening to understand that their dreams are the same with ours. To keep them near to feel all their great love and pure spirit. These individuals need great social support to be engaged and hired, so anyone who has the opportunity should include them in their daily work processes because they are just like us. We can do the same,”- said Eva Kallavaresi, CEO of the company.

Eva Kallavaresi – CEO Drejtore Ekzekutive


The Balfin Group, part of which is also Fashion Group Albania, pays special attention to social responsibility, to be closer to the communities and people in need and implements a coordinated strategy under the special care of Group’s president, Mr. Samir Mane for all Balfin Group companies, not only in Albania but also in other countries where the Group operates. Also for many years, Balfin supports with his fund many children with autism spectrum disorders

Balfin is one of the few Albanian businesses focused on sustainable development of the communities it operates, adhering to the SGDs (Sustainable Development Goals), the UN Sustainable Development Goals, for which the Group has drawing up an authentic action plan following the steps of many international companies.
Of the fund dedicated to this goal in 2018 worth € 452,000, € 70,000 has been allocated by the Balfin Group to the “Fundjavë Ndryshe” Organization, while the rest of the fund has benefited different communities in need, through numerous international and local organizations, such as Vizion NGO, Down Syndrome Albania, Worldvision, UNDP, Partner Albania and others