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Dorina is a 24-year old married mother with two young children who lives in the southern part of Albania. She has worked as an on-call midwife for the surrounding villages for the last three years. She has also been selling hamburgers to schools and villages nearby through her street hamburger food stall. Her husband, Vilson, with whom she is photographed, helps her with the hamburger food stall, which has the potential to be a "good profit maker" according to them.

Dorina is requesting this loan to replace the old grill, repair the hamburger food stall and add some more items to resell.

Dorina and Vilson are planning to add some tables later on, so people can be served while sitting down.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of VisionFund Albania's value chain project designed to address the needs of extremely poor clients. The project has selected 90 clients from Area Development Projects and local economic empowerment projects run by WorldVision Albania (WVA) to serve the very poor. It will focus on livestock and agriculture financing, technical assistance, entrepreneurial skills training and expanding market access for clients' products. Importantly, interest rate payments will be covered by WVA. By supporting this loan, you are providing opportunity to some of the poorest people in rural Albania who have little to no access to credit, even through basic microfinance institutions.

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
  • 23
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $2,741,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 106.1
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Dorina to repair her hamburger food stall, replace the old grill and add some more items to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014