Vanadjum, 48 years old, is a member of the vulnerable ethnic minority community of southern Albania. He is married and the father of two children. His children are 20 and 18 years old; one is a university student and the other one is high school student. They are Egyptians.
Vanadjum has his own business of inflating vehicle tires and his wife works a hair stylist. Both of them are proud of their accomplishments and for doing something different from the rest of their community: Educating their children.
Vanadjum has had his business for the past ten years and it has grown and his sons are helping him out when they can. He is now requesting a loan to buy a tool to dismantle tires to make his job easier and faster. He hopes that lenders will help him financially.
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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.