Diturie is a married Egyptian Albanian and in her early sixties. She is married and has two grown children. In addition to raising her own children, she is now taking care of her nephew who was abandoned by his parents some time ago.
While the Egyptian community usually lives in the urban areas, some of them in south-central Albania have chosen to live in the rural areas these past twenty years, after the collapse of the communist regime. They find more opportunities in the rural areas and a better life even though difficult, according to them.
Diturie is requesting a loan to buy pesticides. She has been in agriculture for the past four years and she has been selling fresh produce at the local market in the nearby main city.
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.