A loan of $925 helped to plant crops for seasonal farming.


Leke's story

Leke is a 63-year-old mother of two (who are aged 24 and 20 years old). She lives with them and her husband in a very rural village in south-central Albania.

For 20 years, Leke has been farming on her farmland, planting crops for animal feed, potatoes, grains and vegetables. She then sells the produce to a wide clientele -- sometimes to store owners, other times to wholesale buyers, and still other times to individual customers that she finds in the local market of a town near her home. This business has proved to be profitable, and she has engaged her children in the activity as well, since they don’t go to school.

Leke is requesting a loan of 100,000 ALL (Albanian Lek) from Kiva, and wants to use it to buy inputs for seasonal farming.



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