Total loan: $2,025


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Lac, Lezhë County, Albania / Retail

Kol's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to repair the kiosk's plinth and buy some inventory.

Kol's story

This is Kol and his wife, Bardhe, or 'white' in English, who are dressed for this photography occasion. They are at the entrance of their little kiosk where they sell haberdasheries such as fake flowers, sleepers, school items, etc. They are both in their 50s and are parents of two children in their early 20s. They have been operating this little store for about 10 years in their village located in northern Albania. Even though they live in a village, they do not own any land on which they could pursue rural activities, like the majority of rural people. They just have a yard of about 500 square meters where they plant for their family's consumption only. While Bardhe runs the kiosk and makes approximately $100-150/month, Kol works as a night guard for a monthly income of $150. They are applying for this loan in order to repair the kiosk's plinth and buy some inventory.