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Albina is an Egyptian Albanian, married, and has five children; they all live in a main city in the southeastern part of the country. She has been selling new items, mostly door-to-door, during these past six years, and with this loan she will buy goods to resell. Kindly note that, since there is no stable place for her business, she chose to be photographed at home with her adorable granddaughter. “I love my grandkids and I am happy that my activity gives me some space to spend time with them and also I make money through it to buy them things they need,” said Albina. “I also make free time to go to church as well, because I am a Christian devotee,” she continued saying.

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
  • 35
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $2,893,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 107.7
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Albina to buy new items to resell door-to-door.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014