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Emine
This is Emine, a 54-year-old married mother of two, who’s been photographed with her horse that she uses for transportation. Many villagers in this southeastern region use horses for transportation, whereas in other regions donkeys are the most used for such a purpose.

Emine does agriculture/livestock for a living. She is requesting a loan of 100,000 Albanian Lek (ALL) to add a dairy cow to her existing herd. She works very hard because her husband has some health problems with his legs and he uses walking sticks in both of his hands.

A bit about Emine’s village: it’s a very hilly countryside and, for this reason, livestock is the most preferred activity among the locals. However, they don’t limit themselves to the planting and harvesting of wheat, animal fodder and dried pinto and lima beans. Pickled white cabbage, tomatoes, peppers and stuffed peppers with cottage cheese are their staple winter foods.

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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.

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About Albania

  • $7,800
    Average annual income
  • 15
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $2,581,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 101.6
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,000 helped Emine to add a dairy cow to her existing herd.
45% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 28, 2014
Listed
Apr 3, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible