This is Bledar, photographed at his insurance business that he’s been operating for a couple of months now. After graduating from the university, he went to live in his home town. While there, he realized that there was no insurance agency in his town of residence, nor in the nearby regions. This factor convinced him that he would be successful at this type of business due to targeting a large clientele.
This is not the only job he does for living; he also works as a driver for a construction company. For years, Bledar worked as a bus driver traveling the Tirana (Albania) –Selanic (Greece) route, but he suffered a severe accident and was treated for a long time in a hospital in Athens. After all, according to him, he became fine, thanks be to God.
Bledar is a 29-year-old young married father of a 2-year-old. He needs this loan to buy business equipment.
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.