When the communist regimes fell in Europe, many Albanians began to immigrate to Greece and Italy in search for a better life.
But the economic crisis has now reversed that flow and an estimated 200,000 Albanians are returning to their homeland.
Now the returning immigrants are making critical investments that are having an impact on the local economy.
Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports from southern Albania.
Source: Al Jazeera