A loan of $950 helped to buy raw wooden material for his furniture-making shop.


Jani's story

Jani is a 35-year-old hardworking and talented furniture-maker who is self-trained. He started practicing such skills about five years back, and the more he practiced, the more he learned about how to make greater and better things. “Just like they say,” he said, “that knowledge is the treasure, and practice is the key to it,” he continued, smiling.

Jani is married and has two children, five and three years old, and all of them live in a little town of approximately 10,000 inhabitants in south-central Albania. The shop where he works is small according to him, but he plans that in the near future, he will replace it with a bigger one where he can work comfortably.

Yet, for now his goal is to invest in buying raw wooden material that he needs to produce furniture. The loan that Jani is requesting from Kiva lenders will help him achieve this immediate goal.



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