Total loan: $2,300


, , Albania / Agriculture

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A loan helped To buy a milk cow with a calf.

Mrika's story

Mrika is a 44-year-old, widowed, mother of four school-aged children ranging in age from 8 to 18. They live in rural northwest Albania. She and her family were persecuted under the communist era, which made Mrika’s life up to age 22 very difficult and marked by extreme emotional, psychological and financial struggles. The death of her husband added to her existing pain. He passed away when their youngest child was only two months old. However, Mrika has worked hard and been able to raise her children and send them to school. Mrika has been able to run a livestock and agricultural business. The main hardship in her business had been that she had no stable and the animals would get sick and die. With the building of a stable, her income from this business has increased and has been going very well. Mrika now wants to buy one more milk cow with a calf with this new loan.