Orgit is 28 and married with two children, ages one and two. He and his family are Egyptians. Until four years ago, Orgit lived in Greece and worked in construction. He has since he has returned to his homeland, which is a major city in central Albania. Orgit continues to work in construction yet it is not a steady job; it’s kind of on-call because of the economic situation. To increase his income, he started buying and selling used clothes in the market. Orgit is sole financial provider for his family.
Orgit is requesting a 100,000 ALL loan from Kiva lenders to buy more used clothing to sell. This will be his first loan, and Orgit assures everyone that, based on his responsible character, he will repay his loan on time.
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.