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Astrit is 49 and lives in central Albania with his wife. For ten years now, Astrit has been doing woodworking and the clientele he has managed to build is stable and wide. “There is a lack of such services in my region, and this works perfectly in my end; more clients, more work for me. Yet, I do not take advantage; I still try to offer my very best services and quality as well as keep my clientele happy,” Astrit said.

Astrit is requesting a loan of 150,000 Albanian Lek which he will use to purchase wooden planks and machinery for his shop.

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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
  • 27
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $2,671,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 104.4
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $1,450 helped Astrit to buy wooden planks and machinery for his shop.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 22, 2013
Feb 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015