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Fetah has been photographed with his cat, who he adores dearly. In the background, the rundown building you see, it’s his so called ‘house’. He has been living on his own for a very long time, since after his divorce. His neighbor, who considers him a father figure, has been taking care of him cleaning up his place, cooking and doing the laundry for him, all at no expense. Fetah has been working as a loader forever, even today at his age. Here is what he said to the loan officer when he took the photograph of him: “By petting my cat, all my exhaustion goes way. I love her; I share my food with her. She sleeps right by my foot bed and waits at the porch for me to return home.”

Fetah wants to repair the ceiling of his house because the conditions where he and his cat live are very unhealthy. In addition, he wants to buy a washer to release his neighbor from this chore, according to him.

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 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

  • $10,700
    Average annual income
  • 27
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $2,737,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 100.8
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Fetah to repair the ceiling of his home and buy a washing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2014
Mar 21, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015