A loan of $1,350 helped to purchase used clothes, shoes, electrical home appliances...

Silvana's story

Silvana is a 30-year-old Egyptian woman from one of the two most vulnerable ethnic minority communities in central Albania. She is married and has two children, nine and eleven years old, who, despite their ages, do not attend school. Many Egyptian children here do not receive an education for various reasons.

Silvana has been selling used clothes, home appliances, shoes, etc. for 15 years, at first with her mother and now on her own. “The profit has been just enough,” she says, “only to live a very basic and simple life.” Her dream is that someday she will be able to earn more money and improve the lives of her children, yet this still seems vague for the moment, she says.

Silvana is requesting a Kiva loan to buy more used items. She hopes that lenders will understand her circumstances and lend to her. She is responsible, and she gives her promise to every potential lender that she will repay the loan on time.

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