A loan of $925 helped to purchase iron and coal for her business.


Liljana's story

Liljana is a 46 year-old Egyptian woman from one of the vulnerable ethnic minority communities of southern Albania. She is married and has three daughters. Two of them hold a university degree and Liljana wants to send her younger daughter to university as well, when she finishes high school.
She feels proud for being able to educate and help her children and her family financially, unlike others in her community.

Liljana is a blacksmith and has been in the field for twenty years. Her husband, also in the picture, hasn’t had a job of his own for a long time now and has been helping her out in this business. Together they have built a steady clientele that makes them happy at the moment, because the very first years in the business were difficult.

Liljana is requesting a loan to purchase iron and coal for her business, and has got plans to expand her current activity.



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