A loan of $1,400 helped to stock up on her inventory of used clothes to resell.


Valbona's story

Valbona is a married mother of four children who range in age from nine to sixteen years old. She lives in central Albania with the rest of her Roma community. Her children go to school unlike the majority of children in their community whose parents don’t send them to school. “This is an accomplishment that I am proud of. I want them to have an education because I know firsthand what it means not having it,” she said. Valbona has been selling used clothes for the past seven years. “This is a type of activity that doesn’t seem to be slowing soon. Instead it is booming because people have no money to buy new clothes, and, of course, they will buy such used ones,” she said. Valbona is applying for a loan of 150,000 Albanian Lek to stock up on her inventory of used clothes to resell.



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