A loan of $500 helped to buy materials for his shoe-repair business.


Gezim's story

Gezim is in his early sixties, married, and has three grown-up children. They all live in a suburb of a major city in the southwestern part of Albania where members of their Egyptian community live. He works hard to support his wife as well, since she has been paralyzed for a very long time. Gezim repairs shoes, and he offers his services to everyone, not exclusively to his Egyptian community. He has been practicing his shoe-making activity for nearly thirty years and, in this way, he has been able to raise his children and support his wife, even though he has been the sole financial provider for his family. “Gezim is the most good-natured and responsible person. You find him at his shop every day.” These were comments from one of his clients.



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