Irene Taylor Irene Taylor Irene Taylor’s stories Kosovo: A power to change lives Mercy Corps' Healthy Community Initiatives in Kosovo is working to improve the health of Kosovars through strengthening health knowledge and advocacy skills at village level and strengthening the ability of the Municipalities - four in northern and central Kosovo - to provide good quality care th Kosovo: Raisa's story Raisa was not like the other children in the village. As other children played and ran around, Raisa was always sitting on the steps of her house alone or by the time she caught up to the others, they had run off somewhere else. Even eating was exhausting. Kosovo: A mother and child of mercy Tina is Albanian. She met her Albanian Kosovar husband Ishmet during her nursing training in Albania and they moved back to his family home in Istog in northern Kosovo. It was a painful time for Tina.