Brunilda is 23 years old, married and the mother of two little children. She and her family are members of the Egyptian ethnic community of northern Albania. Although this is a small group of people, she and her husband have earned a living for the last five years by providing transportation services. Both of them work hard and they have been doing well, even though, like many people in their community, they have no education. Their goal is to make sure that their children get a good education and a head start in life. That is why they are requesting a loan to repair the truck they use to provide transportation services.
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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.