Viktori is a married Egyptian Albanian and mother of two whose ambition is to feel equal to others.
“Coming from a vulnerable community, it is very difficult because you are struggled with your identity and the stigma that comes with it, and unfortunately, the majority of my community members have suffered from this. While some of us have found opportunities and have improved our lives these past twenty something years, the rest of us continue to struggle in many ways. And I just want to leave behind the identity and the stigma, the financial and educational struggle and move on but... ” Viktori said, looking down.
Viktori is a seamstress and is requesting this loan to purchase raw fabric materials.
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.