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A loan of $2,750 helped to rebuild the stable where animals can stay warm during the cold winters.


Gjele's story

Gjele is a mother of six children, with the oldest one being forty-seven and the youngest twenty-three years old. Five of her children are married with one of them still being single and living at home. All of them live in North Albania where winters are extremely cold and snowy; springs are yellow/greeny colored and summers cool and dried. Many foreign visitors visit that part of Albania during spring and summertime and also people from the capital city of Albania spend their weekends in the region's bed and breakfast houses.

This loan is Gjele’s second sequence with the institution with the previous one successfully being paid off. Livestock and dairy has been the only business she has been involved in over the past thirteen years. She has been making organic salted and unsalted butter and cow's cheese. Gjele’s clientele is large and steady and they prepay for dairy products at the beginning of the month. Smiling she says, “Yes, I am happy with the work, the progress and the profit I earn.”

She is now planning on rebuilding her stable so that animals stay warm during the wintertime.



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