A loan helped to stock up on inventory for her little food store before the upcoming holiday season, so she can please her clients and make a good income for her family.


Xhire's story

Xhire is a 57-year-old lady from Lac city. To provide for her family, her retired husband and her disabled son, she is asking for a Kiva loan for the first time, to stock up on inventory for her little food store before the upcoming holiday season.

"Holiday season has been always a very good season for selling foods, as we Albanians tend to have the house full of foods so the new year will be a prosperous year. I have spent all my savings with my son's medical expenses. This is why I can not stock it on my own!", said Xhire desperately, during the interview.

Xhire thanks you all for the possibility given, and wishes all Kiva lenders a prosperous new year!


This loan is special because:

It supports women in a country where financing options are scarce.



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