Gani is an Egyptian Albanian who began practicing welding at a very young age. He is in his early sixties now and living in a rural village, unlike the majority of his community members who have chosen to live in suburbia.
“With the collapse of the communist era in the 90s, I thought it would be much better to live in a village, financially and otherwise. So I did, and never regret it. While I was working as a welder, I also took care of my other activity, livestock.” said Gani. "I sell milk and other animal produce to the local market of a nearby city and I make enough money, thank God,” Gani continued.
Gani wants to buy a milk cow with this loan.
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.