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Lindita is requesting a loan of 100,000 Albanian Lek (ALL) to stock up on inventory items such as used shoes to sell. She has been selling such items for three years in the city’s market. Usually, such markets were built by the municipality, so that Romans & Egyptians could sell there, and now almost every major city has one.
Lindita is a 43-year-old Egyptian lady. She is married and has two children. Her children are ten and seven years old and all of them live in a main city in southern Albania in an Egyptian community.
Kindly note, that Lindita has been photographed at her home with her oldest son, Mathew, because she was too shy to have her photo taken in public.

Additional Information

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.

About Albania

  • $10,700
    Average annual income
  • 23
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $2,741,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 109.2
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Lindita to buy used shoes to re-sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2013
Apr 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014