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Ilir

Elbasan, Elbasan County, Albania / Health

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A loan helped to pay the medical clinic so he can recover somehow from sciatica and become able to continue his daily activity.


Ilir's story

Ilir has been working all his life as a laborer to provide for his family. He has struggled to do every possible job just to make an extra income for his family. He is a very respected and appreciated person in his neighborhood.

Unfortunately, Ilir can't have children and, due to this, his wife left him and he is now living alone.

"As if these problems weren't enough, I have also sciatica, which causes me a lot of pain and doesn't allow me to perform any activity! I have been several times at the city hospital, and the doctors there have suggested that I need to go to a more specialized hospital in the capital city, but I don't have any savings. So, for this, I will rely on your support!"-said Ilir, during the interview.

He hopes to find Kiva lenders support for the first time and he is very thankful for all possible support.