A loan of $675 helped to renovate her tiny one-room house.

Marjana's story

Marjana is thirty-five and a Roma woman from the vulnerable ethnic minority community; she is married and has two children, fifteen and thirteen, both going to school. They all live in a major city in central Albania within their own community living area, under extremely poor and unhealthy conditions. It is sadly to be noted here that Roma/Balkan Egyptian children wake up very early in the mornings and go to the city’s large trash containers searching for food.

Marjana is requesting a loan for the first time to make their living conditions better, make basic renovations to their home. She sells merchandise for a living, yet the money she earns never was never enough to do extra things, but only eat very little.

She promises KIVA lenders that she will pay the money back, because being irresponsible is not in her character.

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