Total loan: $925


Lezhe, Lezhë County, Albania / Housing

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A loan helped a sworn virgin (explanation below) to make some repairs to her old house so she will be able to provide a safer and warmer shelter for her elderly parents and her disabled sister.

Nusha's story

Nusha is a sworn virgin from north Albania. Balkan sworn virgins are women who take a vow of chastity and wear male clothing in order to live as men in patriarchal northern Albanian society. Nusha has taken her vow to be able to be the support for her parents and her disabled sister, as they had no one else who could take care of them.

To provide for her family, Nusha does different agricultural activities. She also receives a small pension as her sister's caretaker.

Nusha lives with her elderly parents and her disabled sister in an old house which needs some urgent repairs so it can be safer and warmer during the upcoming cold winter season. Nusha really hopes to have your support, so that she and her family can celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve in a safer house.