Andrea is a talented Egyptian Albanian musician who plays instruments like the mandolin, the guitar, and the organ. He and his wife, along with other musicians, have been part of a musical group for eight years now. They are called to play at special events in their community and in other communities. In addition to this, Andrea and his wife are involved in agricultural activities. They plant wheat, onions, and potatoes on the land they own then sell their fresh produce to wholesale buyers.
Andrea is a 37-year-old married father of two school-aged children, a ten-year-old and a six-year-old. The family lives in southern Albania.
This loan will be Andrea’s first loan. He will use it to buy potato seeds.
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.