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Bedri is seeking your financial help to buy material for the lime furnace and carpentry shop via a loan in an amount of 200,000 Albanian Lek. Thisl help him achieve the goals.

Bedri is 44 years old and has three children- ages 19, 15 and 11. In addition to what he does in the carpentry field and lime producing, he also raises livestock. He’s got two milk cows and he sells their raw milk to some nearby dairy farms. Due to the fact that the village has a mountainous terrain, planting activity is something that doesn’t go well with it. However, livestock is the practice that villagers pursue the most.

Bedri’s village is known for having tens of hundreds of chestnut trees and selling large quantities of such nuts in the Albanian market. The traditional food here is dried beans with homemade bacon.

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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 Albania

  • $10,700
    Average annual income
  • 27
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $2,737,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 101.3
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,975 helped Bedri to buy materials needed in his lime producing and carpentry shop.
34% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 14, 2014
Apr 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: