A loan of $2,300 helped to buy good breed goats and four milk cows.


Shkelqim's story

Shkelqim is a 29-year-old married father of two children; one is five and one the other is one year old. They live in a village in central Albania, not very far from a main city. Residents of the village usually walk about an hour and a half from the village to the city and back to sell their agricultural/dairy products. They do this almost every day and “for older people this is too much” said Shkelqim. Shkelqim is now requesting a loan of 250,000 Albanian Lek to buy four milk cows and goats from a good breed. He has a livestock business established already that he started about 10 years ago and wants to take the opportunity now from the integration project to add some more to it. He has nothing but good experience from this type of activity and is happy with the income he has been generating. He wants to thank all three organizations, VFA, KIVA &WVA for the opportunity to grow his business. Shkelqim did construction seasonal work in Greece for long time, but now he will focus only on his livestock business in his homeland.



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