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Ryzhdi wants to buy a dairy cow with this loan, and he will be very appreciative to all Kiva lenders for their financial help. So far his livestock activity of about 20 years has included only goats, but now he wants to add some dairy cows.

“I am growing older and goats need someone who is younger and faster because they run very fast, and in just five minutes you see them up on the mountain. I find myself now not strong enough to run after them,” says Ryzhdi.

Ryzhdi is a father of five children and lives in the south-central part of Albania.

Additional Information

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
  • 27
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $2,737,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 104.1
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Ryzhdi to buy a dairy cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2013
Oct 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014