A loan of $950 helped to stock up on inventory items for his little neighborhood grocery store.

Pashk's story

Pashk, a father of five children who lives in the rural north, is applying for a startup loan of ALL 100,000 (Albanian Lek) to stock up on inventory items for the little grocery store built in the neighborhood of a town where he resides.

This will be his first loan, after his many attempts to request a loan and rejections he faced from almost all other financial institutions in the country, including VisionFund Albania. Kindly note that, according to the institution’s poverty rating tools, Pashk fell under the poverty level of regular clients.

Here is what Pashk said to the loan officer who interviewed him: “I am so grateful to Kiva for providing people in my financial situation with such an awesome opportunity. And very much, I wanted to thank all the kindhearted Kiva lenders.”

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