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Mimoza is an Egyptian Albanian married mother of three teenage children. She has been living in a rural part of south-central Albania for a very long time, unlike other members of her community who choose to live in the suburbs of major cities and sell second-hand items for a living. Not only that, but her focus has been on agriculture and she has been enjoying that.

Mimoza moved to the rural area some years back in an attempt to give her children a better life by practicing agriculture and she has no regrets according to her. “I am the only one from my community living here, and I like it. I like living and doing something different from my community,” Mimoza said.

This integrated project loan will give Mimoza the opportunity to buy a dairy cow and some food for her animals.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of VisionFund Albania's value chain project designed to address the needs of extremely poor clients. The project has selected 90 clients from Area Development Projects and local economic empowerment projects run by WorldVision Albania (WVA) to serve the very poor. It will focus on livestock and agriculture financing, technical assistance, entrepreneurial skills training and expanding market access for clients' products. Importantly, interest rate payments will be covered by WVA. By supporting this loan, you are providing opportunity to some of the poorest people in rural Albania who have little to no access to credit, even through basic microfinance institutions.

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
  • 107.6
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $2,325 helped Mimoza to buy a dairy cow and food for her animals.
88% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2013
Jun 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: