A loan of $1,850 helped to buy building materials such as quarry stones and cement for building a house.


Mergim's story

Mergim is from Kosovo. He lives in a Roma community, where loans have helped this area to improve their life and business. He is married and has four children ages one to twelve years old. Mergrim lives together with his brother’s family. They all live under extremely poor and unhealthy conditions in a small old house with three rooms. Mergim works on a cattle farm. He has been in his business for a long time and he doesn’t earn enough to support the needs of his family. His job is the family’s main source of income. Mergim really wanted to have his own house with a more comfortable environment for his family. He also thinks it is very important for his family’s health in the future. Recently he started to build a new small house in the same location. The money he generates from his business is not enough to finish building the house. The loan he is taking will be used to buy the building materials such as quarry stones and cement for completing the house. His goal is to keep improving his home to have more comfort and live in a pleasant environment with his family. He really appreciates all KIVA lenders!



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