Manjola and Naim collect and sell scrap metal and plastic and they have been doing this activity for almost five years. The factory complex that they sell to is not far from their town; thus, they consider themselves lucky that they don’t waste fuel for the transportation vehicle seen here in the photo.
The loan that Manjola is requesting now will be used to pay for the scrap.
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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 AlbaniaVisionFund 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.
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