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Anila is in the mid forties and married. She is a mother of two and lives in south east Albania. Her primary source of income for the last 6 years has been raising livestock. This activity suits her caring and animal lover personality and is profitable enough to make her a living as well.

Currently, Anila has three cows and has been selling cheese and butter to locals. The cheese she makes in not very salty and not very greasy either, because she takes way the fat before she makes it. Anila has a very steady clientele and many people in the region, who suffer from diabetes, prefer her cheese because it is homemade and low-fat.

Anila would like to add some more cows to her livestock with the loan she is requesting from Kiva. She wants to thank all of the lenders. This is not Anila’s first loan. It’s the fifth one, and all the previous loans have been repaid.

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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 Albania

  • $10,700
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $2,669,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 108.2
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Anila to buy a milk cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013