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.
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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 AlbaniaVisionFund 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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