A loan of $650 helped to buy a horse for the transportation of agricultural products from the field to the local market.

Shqiponja's story

Shqiponja, this wonderful and hard-working Egyptian lady, lives in the outskirts of a major city in southern Albania. She is in her mid-forties. She was widowed a long ago and has two children. They are 23 and 20 years old, and she raised them almost all on her own. Shqiponja says that being a single parent and coming from the most vulnerable ethnic community means extreme poverty, and "It was not easy at all. Yet through luck, I was supported and respected by all sorts of people who knew me, and that gave me the strength to carry on with my mission of raising my children.”

“I started my own agricultural farming business, producing mostly white beans, potatoes, grains, and veggies about six years ago, and I can say that I have made an income that has helped me with the basics. I have had a horse to do the transportation from the field to the market, yet it is growing older, and I don’t want to use it as much as before,” Shqiponja continues.

Shqiponja is requesting a loan now to purchase a horse so that she can use it for the transportation of her agricultural products.

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