Total loan: $2,850


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Korce, Korçë County, Albania / Health

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A loan helped to pay for her husband's visit to a health specialist.

Lavdije's story

Lavdije is 51 years old and the married mother of two children, the youngest of whom is 19 years old. Lavdije lives only with her husband because both of her children have emigrated to Turkey for studying and working. Her husband is disabled and receives a disability pension of $83 per month. Lavdije has previously had a Kiva loan for the same purpose -- to pay for her husband's visit to a health specialist as he needs medical attention once in a while so his situation doesn't get worse.

For the past 20 years, Lavdije has worked in agriculture and livestock to earn a living for her family. On the land that her family owns, she plants beans, corn, wheat and fodder for the animals. Selling these products and also raw milk from two cows, she earns the following annually: beans, $1200; corn, $362; wheat, $483; and raw milk, $2609. Recently Lavdije has started a part-time job. She packs different fruits for exportation for a fruit company.