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Hidajete is a fifty-two-year-old Romani woman from the Roma marginalized community of central Albania. She is married, and has three children ranging from twenty-eight to twenty-four years old. For some time now, she has been receiving a disability compensation. Kindly note that many people from the marginalized communities of Albania become disabled at a very young age because of the extremely poor living conditions and the lack of access to proper nutrition and Hidajete is one of them.

Hidajete recently requested a loan through VisionFund Albania's institution to improve her family's living conditions by first, building a toilet. "Maybe my income is very little," she says, "yet, I promise to Kiva lenders that I will pay back the loan on time," she continues.

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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.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Albania

  • $10,700
    Average annual income
  • 27
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $2,737,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 112.2
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,350 helped Hidajete to build a toilet in her tiny one-room house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014