A loan helped an old mother to pay for her daughter's medical expenses so that she can recover her health and live a normal life.


Bukuri's story

Bukuri is a 65-year-old lady from a small city in central Albania. Although retired, she continues to sell used clothing in a small shop near her house. At weekends, she sets up shop at the city market with a portable table and tries to sell more. Bukuri lives alone: her husband passed away several years ago, her son emigrated in Germany, and her daughter lives with her family.

Bukuri is requesting Kiva lenders' support for the first time to pay her daughter's medical expenses so that she can recover her health and live a normal life.

"The doctors have recommended that she have urgent surgery in order to recover her health and be able to lead a normal life. I want to help her to pay for the surgery expenses as I know that she is in a difficult economic situation. As long as I can, I will try to help both of my children," said Bukuri during the interview.

Bukuri thanks all Kiva lenders for their possible support and wishes everyone a prosperous next season.


This loan is special because:

It helps families pay for potentially life-saving medical expenses.



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