A loan of $1,800 helped to buy wholesale food, snacks and grocery items to sell.

Hamdije's story

Hamdije is in her early seventies and married. Two of her children are grown up and married. One of her children had an accident sometime ago, which is why Hamdije is still working: to support him. They live in a rocky village in the central eastern part of Albania. She is known by everyone in the village for her personable nature.

Hamdije started a wholesale food distribution business five years back. She would like to buy some more inventory and repair her store as well. This will be her third loan request, one for 200,000 ALL, from VisionFund Albania (kindly note that she has paid her previous loans off on time). With her profits she will be able not only to take care of her son but also improve on their living conditions.

Yet Hamdije appreciates that this loan situation is different: it is through Kiva. She is gratified by all of the support from potential Kiva lenders.

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