A loan of $500 helped to repair the fishing nets.

Ermira's story

Ermira is a 39-year-old Egyptian lady from northwestern Albania, a little coastal town overpopulated during the summer time, and she does fishing. She has three children who attend school regularly, the oldest is 14 and the youngest is 9.

Here is what Ermira says, laughing: “Usually you find men doing fishing, but in our case it’s me who does it and I enjoy every piece of it, too. It gives me independence and also makes me proud of myself because I bring an income home. I do it all, fishing and selling the fish afterwards and I have been operating this little activity for the past 12 years.”

Ermira, whose name in Albanian means “good smell,” is requesting a loan for the first time to buy fishnets.

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