A loan of $2,250 helped to build a little one-room house with a toilet and a kitchen for his family.

Hamit's story

Hamit is a sixty-five-year-old Romani man from the Roma ethnic community of Albanian. He is married and currently has seven children; a grown up daughter passed away some years back. They all live in the outskirts of a major city in the Southeastern Albania, in a barrack made of cardboard and covered with metal sheet. The living conditions are just unacceptable. No water, no toilet, no electricity, and all sleep on the floor on some old blankets and mattresses.

Kindly note, that visiting this wonderful and loving family, it was a total shock for me, the writer, to see how they lived. I guess I was not strong enough to prevent my tears from running down.

Hamit has been collecting scrap metal for cash. In addition, he has two saws and he is an animal lover. He sells piglets to the locals. Talking about the animals he said, “When they give birth to the little piglets, I sleep with them at the stable, for almost two months, to look after the babies and the mothers.”

This is Hamit’s third loan and he is requesting it because he wants to build a one-room house with a toilet and a kitchen. In the past he has proved his responsibility; he has paid off the full amount of the loan and on time. Hamit and his wife seek Kiva lenders’ appreciation in this matter.

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