Fluturije is an Egyptian woman from the vulnerable ethnic minority community of south eastern Albania. She is fourty three and married and has three children; twenty, sixteen and fourteen. Fluturije spent quite a few years in Greece as an immigrant but due to the economic situation there, she has come back to live with her own family in their little village. Since then, she has become engaged in the agricultural sector and she enjoys it so far. Yet, there have been challenges including the lack of money to buy equipment for plowing and also other things related to the agribusiness. To be able to buy what she needed, she had requested three loans in the past, one at a time, from the VisionFund Albania institution. She is requesting another loan, yet this time she wants to open a pit that will enable her to irrigate the plants: potatoes, beans, garlic and tomatoes.
Fluturije has been able to establish a good clientele thanks to her hard work and personable nature.
She is respected by all locals and the VFA’s staff.
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.