Tomor is 54 and married. He is an Egyptian from the vulnerable ethnic minority community of Albanian-Egyptians living in the southeastern part of the country, in the suburbs of a major city. He has two children, 23 and 16 years old who both attend school. He is the only financial supporter for his family.
For the past eight years, Tomor has been selling and transporting goods with his truck. The services he has been offering to locals are in demand in the region where he serves. Through these services, he has been able to build a little house for his family. Recently, his truck broke down and now needs repairing. This is the reason why he is requesting a loan from Kiva and hopes that lenders will be supporting him. In return, his promise is that he will pay back the loan just like he has in the past the other three loans.
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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.