Olsa is 34 years old, a married Roma from south central Albania. She has two children; unlike others in their community, she chose to send them to school. She is proud of this, and considers it to be her major accomplishment. To support her family and most specifically to educate her children, she has been working next to her husband for all these past years.
Olsa has been a seamstress for the past 3 years, and the people she serves are her neighbors, and others from her community. In addition to this, she also sells used clothes and other items at the Roma market.
Her oldest child, her son, has been accepted to a college and starts in January. She needs this loan to pay for his tuition fees.
She will very much appreciate anyone’s financial help.
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.