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Xhafer is a 29-year-old Egyptian Albanian who is a married father of a 5-year-old. He is talented with mechanical skills. The majority of men in his Egyptian community are talented with and practice such skills, and some own auto shops.

Living in a large city in southern Albania, Xhafer found out that there was a need for an auto shop, and he opened his some five years back. Since then he has been doing fine, according to him.

The loan that Xhafer is requesting now will help him buy new tires for replacing clients’ tires as well as other necessary tools for his profession.

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
  • 24
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $2,678,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 107.5
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Xhafer to buy new tires for replacing clients' tires as well as necessary tools for his profession.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2013
May 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014