A loan of $1,375 helped add a toilet and a sink to her one-room house.

Manushaqe's story

Manushaqe is a thirty-four-years-old married Egyptian woman from the ethnic community of Albania. She has four children ranging in age from sixteen to three years old, with one of them being intellectualy challenged. All of her children go to the “Help for Children” Foundation (HFC) School that was founded in October 1998 with the support of the “Terre des Hommes” organization from Switzerland. The purpose of this project is to support marginalized and vulnerable children, their families and the communities where they live. I, the writer, came to know Manushaqe’s family through my sister who has been the children's teacher for the longest time now.

Manushaqe’s husband has been receiving governmental disability support and in addition, he has been making extra money by recycling and selling scrap metal. Every morning and evening, despite the heavy back pain, he goes to the city’s large trash bins to gather metal cans. However, the money he generates through both sources doesn’t seem to be enough to add a toilet and a sink to their existing one-room house where they all sleep, eat and stay.

It is the first time for Manushaqe to request a Kiva loan via VisionFund Albania and she seeks very much the lenders' appreciation in this matter.

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