A loan of $775 helped to buy second-hand clothes to resell.

Toni's story

Toni is an Egyptian Albanian and sells second-hand clothes in the city’s market. He recently requested a loan for the first time from VisionFund Albania to purchase inventory of such items to resell.

He is a married man in his late twenties and the father of two young children who are six and three years old. Their family lives in central Albania, within their own community. For ten years, he’s been buying and reselling second-hand items, and with the income he has been generating from this activity he has been able to help his family financially.

“Knowing that my family has the basics, it makes me happy. I want to be able to provide more, though, and this is what I aim at,” Toni said. “Some families in my own community don’t even have the basics, and their children dig in the largest trash bins of the city every morning in an attempt to secure some food for the whole family. It is sad and my heart breaks…,” Toni added, looking away.

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