A loan of $900 helped to purchase a milk cow.


Dhurata's story

Dhurata, age 31, started an animal husbandry business five years ago, when she and her husband bought five cows in an attempt to raise their family out of poverty. Since then, Dhurata and her husband have been selling dairy products to local dairy farms, who have proved to be good clients to them. Dhurata and her husband tell us that they have been earning reasonably good money from this endeavor, since the demand for dairy is very great among Albanians, who traditionally consume a lot of dairy in different forms, such as cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, and milk. Dhurata and her husband have two children, ages six and seven. The family is poor and lives in the southeastern part of Albania. Dhurata believes that her marriage has been hard and life harder because the couple got no help from either her family or his, which is as expected according to Albanian custom, since they were not in any better financial conditions themselves. Dhurata is requesting a Kiva loan in order to grow her business by purchasing a milk cow, because she lacks the capital with which to make this purchase on her own. She would like to thank each lender in advance for their generosity and support.



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