A loan of $1,400 helped to repair the roof of his restaurant and build a tent for the patio.


Syrjan's story

Syrjan has been operating a small, simple and basic type of village restaurant for the past seven years. He has been serving coffee, snacks, and different appetizers called “Meze” in Albania, including traditional “Qofte, salce kosi, turshi, byrek…,” and also the traditional Albanian drink “raki” made from grapes, plums or different berries. Syrjan lives in a rural village in southeastern Albania known for delicious foods such as meatballs (kernacka) and also pies (byrek, petanik and lakror), baked in a primitive way using wood coals. The traditional food and the raki mixed with cinnamon and honey and boiled afterwards makes it a favorite region for locals and foreign tourists alike. Syrjan now wants to repair the roof of the simple restaurant and invest in the patio’s flooring and a tent with the loan of 150,000 Albanian Lek, which will be his first loan that he is requesting from Kiva lenders.



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