A loan of $950 helped to finish renovating her store and buy more second-hand items to resell.

Shpresa's story

Shpresa is an Egyptian from one of the two most vulnerable ethnic minority communities of central Albania; she is married and has four grownup children.
“Like the majority of people in my community, I enjoy buying & selling second-hand items. I have been doing this for years. It is fun and you make good money if you want to. This business started in the early nineties from Romas and Egyptians and has grown since. Albanians are poor, especially in the country sides or towns, so it is cheaper for them to visit our stores versus the ones that sell brand new clothes,” Shpresa said, smiling.

Shpresa is now applying for a loan to finish renovating her store and buy some more used items to resell.

Loan details

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Loan details