Jorgjeta is an Egyptian married mother. She has two school-aged children and two little ones. They all live in a main city as part of a vulnerable Egyptian community.
Buying and selling second-hand items, particularly clothes, is something that Jorgjeta has been doing for the past almost ten years. “Almost everyone in my community runs the same activity, and still, there is some profit for everyone,” Jorgjeta said. “With this income, I just secure the basics for my family and nothing further, yet, thank God. It’s a good feeling knowing that you have food on the table for your children,” she continued saying.
She is requesting a loan of 100,000 Albanian Lek for the first time to buy more of such items to resell.
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.