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Bajram
Bajram is in his early 60s and a Roma man, who was widowed nearly twenty years ago, when his only child was two-and-a-half years old. Bajram lived and worked in Greece for almost 10 years, accompanied by his son. For the most recent ten years, they both have been living in their city in south-central Albania, in their community.

Bajram has been offering transportation services to members of his community, with his own cart and horses. “It has been profitable, and I have been enjoying this activity, too. It’s beautiful! It’s kind of traditional in our Romani community,” Bajram said.

“For all these past years, my only goal was to raise my son, and now that I feel I have accomplished that, I'd like to improve our living conditions. It’s about time, yet I know that I can’t achieve this without lenders' support,” he ended his conversation.

Additional Information

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.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Albania

  • $7,800
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $2,421,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 104.4
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Bajram to make repairs to the family home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 6, 2013
Listed
Feb 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 18, 2014