Enea is a 27-year-old single ethnic Romani man from southeastern Albania. He lives in the suburbs of a major city, where the majority of his community lives. He’s got goals: to get married soon, have children, and open up a store to sell used items (instead of selling them in the streets).
Enea has been selling used shoes for the past two years, and now he wants to add more inventory of used items to resell. This is the reason that he has requested a loan of 50,000 Albanian Lek, thinking that even though is a small loan, it will still be of great help to him.
This would be Enea’s first loan, yet he plans on applying for a larger sum after this to expand the activity.
More information about this loan
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.