Qibrije is an Egyptian Albanian seamstress in her mid fifties with two grown up children. She was widowed long ago.
She has been a VFA client for a long time and “has good standards”, according to her loan officer. “I remember her starting the tailoring activity about three years back; she was passionate about serving her own Egyptian community,” said her loan officer.
Qibrije lives in the southeastern part of the country where some members of this community have literally thrived during the past twenty years of democracy; yet, others haven’t been able to secure daily food, unfortunately.
Qibrije needs lender's financial help to buy some raw fabric material.
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.