A loan of $1,350 helped to buy materials to renovate his home’s roof which has been needing repairs for a long time.


Ali's story

Ali, 32, is a married father of three children, two girls and one boy ages 2 to 8 years old. He is working as a construction worker and his wife works as a cleaner in a restaurant, earning a low salary. They all live in a Roma community in very poor conditions.

Ali's house needs immediate renovations. Every winter it costs a lot of money to buy coal to keep the house warm. Ali is applying for a loan to buy materials to renovate his home’s roof which has been needing repairs for a long time. The damage to the roof is so great that when it is snowing and raining, the water leaks into the home causing additional damage, drafts and poor living conditions.

Ali would like to get the roof repaired quickly so that he can keep everyone in the family warm, safe and healthy. Ali hopes in the future to find a better paid job and offer better living conditions for his family. He is very thankful for all Kiva lenders!



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