Bukurije is a Roma. She is thirty five, married and has two children, twelve and nine years old. They reside in a main city in central Albania.
Bukurije has been selling used clothes at her community’s market for the past five years. With this income she has been able to feed her children;. Her husband doesn’t have any activity of his own, but he helps his wife.
Bukurije now wants to buy some second-hand clothes for the spring season, and a loan of 70,000 Albanian Lek will help her do just that.
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.