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This is Valbona and Arjan, husband and wife, and their 15-year-old son. Kindly note that their son, who was born disabled, wanted to be photographed with his parents; this is why he is seen in the picture excited. Arjan was born with some spinal disability as well. Thus, Valbona, this hardworking mother and wife, never stops working to provide for everyone in the family. She’s seeking your compassion to lend to her so that she can buy pesticides and cabbage seedlings. She and Arjan are thanking you in advance for the financial help.

Valbona and Arjan are members of the Egyptian community living in southern Albania in the district of Korca, near the lake Ohrid. They have three children ranging in age from 8 to 15 years old. They do agriculture; they plant and sell fresh produce, particularly potatoes and cabbage, at the farmer’s market in their nearby town; they also have a few apple orchards and sell apple fruits as well.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

Roma and Egyptian populations living in Albania are considered vulnerable from a socioeconomic perspective and this loan would be used to support them.

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
  • 20
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $2,682,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 103.0
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,475 helped Valbona to buy pesticides and cabbage seedlings.
66% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: