A loan of $825 helped to buy used clothes and accessories and houseware items to sell.


Elizabeta's story

Elizabeta is a 25-year-old Roma woman from the Romani ethnic community of Northern Albania. She is married and has two children who are 1 1/2 and 5 years old. She has been selling used clothes, different accessories and kitchenware items for the past four years. Elizabeta and her family live in a barrack with metal sheet roofing and cardboard on the floor without a toilet or running water. Many Roma still live in such conditions in Albania and you would wonder how they survive.
Elizabeta is applying for a Kiva loan through VisionFund Albania to buy more used clothes inventory in order to increase her sales. This is her second loan. She successfully paid off her previous loan. With any profits that she will be able to save, Elizabeta will build a little house to live a normal life.
She is very appreciative for the opportunity she has been granted, because this loan will really be a great help to her and most importantly to her children.



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