Lumturije an Egyptian lady who is devoted to Christianity is in her fifties and lives in south eastern Albania. She is married and has only a grown up son and grandchildren. They all live in the same house and Lumturije adores her grandchildren. Unlike other members of her community who live in suburbia she plants veggies and crops and this earns her an income. In addition to this, she also buys and sells new items, from clothes to children's toys and has been doing this for almost ten years.
Lumturije now is requesting a loan from VisionFund Albania. This loan is not her first, and previous ones have been paid off. With this loan, she wants to buy items to resell.
Lumturije’s dream is to save some money to educate her granddaughters which she has been photographed with here.
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.