A loan of $1,500 helped to buy medicinal sage seedlings.

Asllan's story

Asllan is requesting a loan to buy medicinal sage seedlings. So far, he has had only cherry orchards and grapevines, and he recently decided to add sage as well. He has been photographed in the field planted with cherry trees.

Sage also grows wild in southwestern Albania and in a northern region that is considered the poorest corner of Albania, making it perhaps the poorest part of all of Europe. The wild sage smells very strong. Albania exports sage to the USA and, according to the statistics, 60% of domestic use of sage in the United States is imported from Albania. USAID has done a wonderful job in this area, raising incomes of the poorest villagers through this activity.

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