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Vitore is in her mid-fifties. She is married and has three children whose ages range from 21 to 9 years old. Her oldest child goes to university and the others attend primary and secondary school. Vitore's husband has been paralyzed for a long time and she has been the only financial provider for her family. Vitore says, “The fact that I have been the only one to do everything around home and be the main financial supporter for my family has made it very difficult for me and I can’t hide this. Yet, I feel proud of my hard work and my accomplishments as well. The hardest task for me was to raise the children almost on my own. However, it has been a privilege from God.”

Vitore’s family lives on the outskirts of a little city. For the past nine years, Vitore has owned a store where she has been selling clothes. The business has been doing all right and the clientele is growing. Vitore is applying for the first time for a Kiva loan via VisionFund Albania to purchase more inventory items and she is seeking a positive reception from Kiva lenders. She will use any profits to save for her children’s education.

Additional Information

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
  • 9
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $3,250,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 111.4
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Vitore to buy clothing inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013