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Bukurije is 55 years old and has been collecting recycling trash cans for cash for the past seven years. She comes from the Egyptian community that lives in rural central Albania. She has two children in their early twenties.

“We are all in this type of activity, including my husband and my children. That’s our only source of income and we’re glad to secure the basics from it. We need a loan now to buy some electrical appliances for our home. We did not have the whole amount of money to pay upfront for the appliances, so getting a loan we thought would become handy,” Bukurije said.

The amount of loan that Bukurije is requesting is 50,000 ALL.

Additional Information

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.

About Albania

  • $10,700
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $2,885,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 108.1
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Bukurije to buy some home appliances.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 30, 2013
Jun 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013