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Edlira is 26 years old and married, and lives in a little town in northern Albania with her in-laws, in accord with the region’s family tradition. She’s owned a beauty salon for the past three years, and she says that she has been busy.

Yet, she wants to be even busier and set herself apart from competitors in more ways than just one, and for this she plans to add some more services to those she offers at the moment.

Edlira wants to buy bridal dresses and rent them to women, and this is the reason she is requesting a loan from Kiva. She hopes that lenders will consider helping her out financially. With this in mind, she wants to thank Kiva and its lenders.

Additional Information

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
  • 35
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $2,893,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 108.4
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Edlira to buy bridal dresses that she can rent out.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013