Dallendyshe is married and a member of the vulnerable Egyptian community. She lives with her husband in southern Albania, in a rural area. Selling used items has been her activity and the only source of income for the past seven years.
“Even though, we don’t have children to raise and feed, we still need money for ourselves. Growing older, we’ve got more medical bills to pay and living in poverty makes us get sick more often,” she said. “We haven’t got any pensions yet, so we need to work until then,” Dallendyshe added.
A loan of 80,000 Albanian Lek will help Dallendyshe to buy more second-hand items to resell in the local market.
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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.