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Satlihan

Pogradec, Korçë County, Albania / Health

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A loan helped to pay for some personal medical expenses so she can recover her health and be able to continue her normal activities.


Satlihan's story

Satilhan is a 72-year-old lady from a small city in south Albania. She lives only with her retired husband in a small house. She is asking for the first time in her life for a loan. "I would never thought that I would need a loan at my age, but I really have to pay for some medical clinic expenses, as I am not feeling well at all!" said Satilhan during the interview.

She and her husband cope with their daily expenses with only what they receive from their retirement pensions. They are a very respected and beloved couple by their neighbours, as they are very keen to help the new couples to maintain their children.

Behind Satilhan you can see a poster of the Borrow Wisely Campaign of 2019, which Agro & Social Fund joined with the aim of helping our clients borrow wisely.