Kosta, a 52-year-old, has been married for long time; yet no children. He is an Egyptian and lives with his wife in southeastern Albania. They have fully been integrated into the society. For the past eight years, he has had a business transporting people and has been making enough money to feed both of them and make a living.
The desire to have a child of their own is strong for this couple, and Kosta has tried different treatments in the past with savings from his business. They have recently been referred for another treatment that looks more promising. They don’t want to lose this opportunity, but just try it. This is why he is requesting a loan and hopes that with lenders' financial help, both of their prayers, and his proper treatment, their dream will become reality.
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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.