A loan of $475 helped to buy used items, such as shoes, to offer for sale.


Bardhe's story

Bardhe, age 57, buys and sells used items to earn an income. She is a member of the vulnerable ethnic minority of Egyptian Albanians. She is married, has three children, and lives in a district in northwest Albania. "Being vulnerable doesn’t mean that you don’t work hard," she told us. "The majority of us in our community haven’t had any schooling for various reasons, yet we knew our talents and we used them to earn an income. Nowadays, almost all of the children of our community attend school, and I believe they will have a better chance of getting ahead in life compared to their parents," she added with a smile. Bardhe is requesting a loan in order to buy used items, such as shoes, to offer for sale.



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