Kristina is a Romanian woman. She is 25 years old and married with three young children who are not attending any schools yet. The family lives in a Romanian neighborhood in the central region of Albania.
Kristina is requesting her first loan to buy secondhand items to resell. Usually she resells used clothes and drapes. She says that the money she has generated from this activity has been a great help to her family.
"I have been able to earn enough for our basics and this is very important because some families in our community don’t even have the basics," Kristina says.
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.