A loan of $2,800 helped to build a stable for cows and goats.


Mark's story

Mark a 62-year-old widowed man with six children, is from northern Albania. In March 1997, his wife and his oldest child died when the ship they were in sank in a collision with the Italian naval vessel Sibilia. This was called the tragedy of Ontranto. Their dead bodies were never found. For a long time, Mark grieved yet he had to raise all the children on his own, including very young children and a little a baby. According to him, he found all the strength from prayers. In an attempt to feed his children and cover their expenses, Mark started running a business of livestock, buying and raising goats and cows and selling dairy products. Mark is now requesting a loan to build a stable for the animals before winter, and he stresses on the urgency of it. He thanks all the parties for helping him out: the World Vision Albania, VisionFund Albania and Kiva with its lenders.



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