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Total loan: $1,525

Niko

Korce, Korçë County, Albania / Housing

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A loan helped to improve the living conditions for his elderly mother, especially the bedroom since she stays all day lying on the bed from her disability.


Niko's story

Niko is a 44-year-old man form Korça. He is single and is living with his elderly mother. With the loan he is requesting from you, he will improve two bedrooms of his house to improve the living conditions for his elderly mother, especially the bedroom since she stays all day lying on the bed from her disability. He has previously had a Kiva loan, which helped him very much to improve their hygiene and to buy a kitchen.

Niko has been doing agriculture during these 25 years. His family owns about 12 dynyms of agricultural land, and they also rent about 20 more dynyms for $89.20 annual rent. What he plants is only corn, and this produce generates for Niko roughly $4,500 a year. He works with gypsum as well and earns about $162/month.

"For all the agricultural activity, I have no help at all. I do it by myself, and it is tiring, of course. I have an elderly mother, and her retirement pension is only $117/month, not enough for her medication; thus, I've got to take care of her financially and otherwise," said Niko during the interview.