A loan of $900 helped to buy more used clothes and shoes to sell.


Vule's story

Vule is an Egyptian woman living in a major city in central Albania, where there are 80,000 members of this vulnerable ethnic minority community. She is 57 years old.

Her children are all grown now. She receives no financial support from them because “they simply don’t have anything to offer me,” Vule said. She and her husband receive disability income, “yet it is impossible to live on it,” she continued.

For the past ten years, she has been selling used clothes and shoes and earned enough to feed herself. Now she wants to purchase more used items to increase sales and profits, in order to cover medical expenses.

This loan will be a great help to Vule and her husband. She is thankful to Kiva and VisionFund Albania staff for reaching out to the most vulnerable, like herself.



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