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Drande has been photographed in front of her animals' stable; she wants to make some home repairs with the loan that she is applying for from Kiva lenders. Kindly note that she felt uncomfortable should the home was seen in the picture, due to the fact that the home was really in bad shape and her family’s living conditions were not that good either.

Drande’s main activity is agriculture/livestock, yet she cultivates fodder mostly and sells it to villagers in her living area. She has also one milk cow and some sheep; she uses part of the raw milk for her family's daily needs and she sells the rest to some nearby dairy farms.

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
  • 20
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $2,682,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 101.9
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,975 helped Drande to make repairs to their family home.
33% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2014
Mar 29, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: