Gjystina has plans to educate all of her children, but before that happens, she needs to increase the size of her house. The house they live in is too small and all of them, parents and children, sleep in the one room-house. She is requesting a Kiva loan and the lenders appreciation of this matter.
Kiva lenders' contribution will be a tremendous help to her and her family and she is very grateful.
Note that Gjystina applied for another loan in the past and repaid it.
About VisionFund AlbaniaVisionFund 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.
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid