A loan of $750 helped to buy a sewing machine.

Aferdita's story

Aferdita is in her late forties and is married, with two children, who attend school. They are Egyptians from the vulnerable ethnic minority of south eastern Albania, and they live in a beautiful little town next to the shore. Aferdita is very proud of her children attending school, something that is not very usual in her community.

For the past three years, she has been operating a little business of her own, repairing clothes for residents in her town. The beginning was very difficult she claims, yet lately, it has picked up and now she wants to employ her niece as well. People in her town speak very highly of her.

Aferdita is applying for a loan to add one more sewing machine, hoping that she will be helped by Kiva lenders. In return she promises them that she will pay this loan on time.

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