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Silvana
Silvana is a 25-year-old married mother of three little children, with the youngest being only four months old. Silvana is photographed here with her oldest child. Throughout her interview with one of the loan officers from VisionFund Albania, she did not stop for one second showing her love for her children and the happiness she got from them.
Silvana lives with her husband and in-laws according to northern Albanian traditions and they run a service business together as well. They have been operating a barber shop for a long time and their clientele has been growing steadily.
Silvana is requesting a loan to purchase electrical appliances for her new home.

Additional Information

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.

About Albania

  • $10,700
    Average annual income
  • 17
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $2,623,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 106.2
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Silvana to purchase electrical appliances.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 5, 2012
Listed
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013