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Lindita
Lindita is an Egyptian Albanian, who has been collecting metal scrap for cash for almost eleven years. She sells the scrap to some metallurgic complexes near her district.

A loan of 80,000 Albanian Lek that she is requesting will give her the opportunity to pay for more scrap to sell.

Lindita is a married mother of three, school-aged children. Her children are attending school, even though a majority of the kids in their ethnic minority group do not go to school. Lindita is proud of them. “My husband and I never got any education, and we know what that means, but we both made sure that our children would finish at least the high school, and so they are,” said Lindita.

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.

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About Albania

  • $7,800
    Average annual income
  • 20
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $2,329,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 106.7
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Lindita to buy scrap metal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 5, 2013
Listed
Sep 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014