Klodian is requesting a loan to buy second-hand clothes and electrical appliances to sell.
Klodian is a 25-year-old single Roma man who lives in a major city in central Albania. Just like the majority of young people, he’s got dreams as well. He wants to get married, have children, and open a store to sell his items instead of selling in the streets or at the Roma market. “But before I make my dreams a reality, I need to work and figure things out on my own,” Klodian said.
"I have been selling used clothes for almost seven years and believe I have done well, but I could do better,“ Klodian said, smiling.
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.