A loan of 70,000 Albanian Lek (ALL) would be of great help for this Egyptian Albanian who lives in a village in south-central Albania. Gergji, who is in his early thirties, is married and has two young children. He sells items including clothes, home decorations and housewares/kitchenware, etc., at the market and he is happy so far with the progress of his activity and the income.
“I started the buying/selling activity of new items almost three years ago, and I have been doing very well. Clients like my items, and they buy them, and I am very grateful,” Gjergji said. “I need to buy some more items to resell with this loan and since I have been told that my profile will be published on Kiva, I hope lenders will help me,” Gjergji ended.
Kindly note that Gjergji has been photographed here with some of the items he resells.
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.