Bajame is in her fifties. She is an Egyptian, devoted to her faith and a married mother of a grown-up child.
Unlike many people from her community who live in the suburbs, she actually lives in a village, and loves to plant potatoes and onions and sell the products. The south central region where she resides is known for the best potatoes and onions as well. People in the village said “Bajame is a lovely lady; always happy and loving and a hard-worker. All of us here love her and have deep respect for her.”
She needs a loan of 100,000 Albanian Lek to purchase planting seeds and hopes that Kiva lenders will support her financially. Meantime, she wants to express her gratitude to VisionFund Albania for reaching out to her and the kind-hearted Kiva lenders for helping out vulnerable people like herself.
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.