A loan of $650 helped to stock up on inventory.

Lavdije's story

Lavdije is 37 and married. She has three children, aged 14, 13 and 12; all of them go to school. She is a hard-working Romani from the vulnerable ethnic minority community of central Albania. She started working when she was 13 years old and since then she has been selling used clothes, like so many other people in her community. She is not educated herself, yet her children go to school and she is proud of them. Her dream is that someday her children will attend university.

Lavdije wants to stock up on inventory items--used clothing for the winter season and other used home accessories that she knows are in demand. To fulfill this, she needs a loan, and that’s why she applied for one from the VisionFund Albania (VFA) institution. Soon she was called by the staff to let her know that she can get a Kiva loan instead.

Lavdije is thankful to both Kiva and VFA for the help they have been providing to her community.

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