Besnik is a thirty-three-year-old man from the Roma ethnic minority of Albania. He is married with three beautiful children who are twelve, eight and two and a half. He lives in a major city in Central Albania, where many people from his Roma community live. He considers himself as blessed because he has been given the opportunity to work for and assist his own people and “This is a privilege” he says, beaming.
In the last ten years, Besnik has been running his own business in construction and has been doing very well. With some little savings and the first loan, he managed to buy a cement mixer. Now, he is requesting a second loan to buy building materials in large quantities, because the demand for his work is getting higher.
To add here is that Besnik is getting some referrals from our dedicated staff branch as well. Just little marketing on the site to help him! He is thanking each and every potential lender in advance.
More information about this loan
Roma and Egyptian populations living in Albania are considered vulnerable from a socioeconomic perspective and this loan would be used to support them.
About VisionFund Albania
VisionFund Albania is a micro-finance subsidiary of child hunger nonprofit World Vision International. Striving to improve child welfare, the organization offers a variety of loan products designed for rural, traditionally underserved clients and their families. These products include agriculture, business and household improvement loans, as well as "integration loans" targeted to help the poorest, most vulnerable Albanian households acquire value chain resources.
While VFA is focused on the empowerment of the poor overall, it pays special attention to women. About 60% of loans to entrepreneurs on Kiva go to women.