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This is Bukurije; in English her name means ‘pretty’. She is 43 and a mother of three children, 23, 20 and 17 years old. The reason why she is requesting this loan is because she wants to finish the roofing of their family house.

Bukurije is in the livestock and agriculture business; she has ten sheep and does seasonal planting such as tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. In addition to that, she has orchards of peaches, cherries and nuts. Her region is known for the best quality of walnuts with their easy-to-break shell and also the large quantities of cherries and peaches from which locals make composts and jams. She sells the produce at the farmers’ market and/or to whole buyers.

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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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Albania

  • $7,800
    Average annual income
  • 26
    View loans »
    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $2,236,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 100.4
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $2,000 helped Bukurije to finish the roofing of their family home.
50% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2014
Mar 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: