A loan of $1,450 helped to buy parts from used appliances.

Sokol's story

Sokol is thirty-eight and married with three children who are 15, 13 and 11 years old. They are Roma and live in the south-central part of Albania, in the suburbs of a main city.

For the past ten years, Sokol has been operating a repair shop for home electrical appliances. He runs the business from his house, as seen on the photograph. “At times, it is difficult working under such primitive conditions, like I have been. Yet not paying for rental saves me money, so I am okay for now. Later on, I will have to invest in building a little store,” Sokol said. “I lived in Greece for long time and this is where I learned the skills relevant to what I do. I am extremely grateful to my former Greek boss,” he added.

The loan Sokol is requesting from VFA is to buy parts for used appliances and the amount is 150,000 Albanian Lek.

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