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Total loan: $975


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Lac, Lezhë County, Albania / Agriculture

Marije's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to repair an old vineyard she has in her home village so that she and her husband will be able to produce raki [local beverage] to sell.

Marije's story

Marije is a 56-year-old lady from northern Albania. She currently lives in the city of Lac with her husband, while both of her children live and study in Tirana, the capital city of Albania.

She is originally from a small village in the northern part of the country that is famous for the vineyards planted during the communist period, which were later distributed to the locals. Marije has benefited from some of these vineyards, but since she has moved to Lac with her family, she hasn't taken care of them. In order for the vineyard to producing grapes again, and from it a local beverage called "raki", it needs some repairs and fertilization.

Marije hopes to have the support of Kiva lenders for the first time to be able to repair this old vineyard so that she and her husband will be able to make extra income for their family by selling "raki."

As you can see from the photo, Marije is in process of repairing her house after the November earthquake with the support of the state.