Total loan: $975
Elbasan, Elbasan County, Albania / Clothing
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A loan helped to stock up on inventory items.
Salihe is a 51-year-old Roma woman who has been selling second-hand clothing at the Roma market for the past ten years. She lives in a major city in the central Albania, and is the only one in the family to bring an income home.The market where she sells is the biggest in Albania, and the most popular. Every Roma who uses this market has pitched in money to build their booth; they also shared expenses on the common areas. Some of them even live there; they have some open concept, let’s say sort of rooms, with no water, toilets, or a kitchen. It’s just some beds on the floor, and these rooms serve as fitting rooms if needed. The quality of clothes though is very good, because the majority of clothes are not donated, but are sold by kilos from stores from the nearby western countries. Romas are good at doing this type of activity. Salihe wants to stock up on seasonal inventory items with this loan.