A loan of $1,625 helped to purchase textile raw materials and fabrics and also household appliances.

Albert's story

Albert is an Egyptian man from one of the two most vulnerable ethnic minority communities of Central Albania. He is forty-eight years old, married and has four children, all grownups. Albert is considered one of the pioneers in his city in the business of second-hand items. Over twenty years ago, with the collapse of the communist regime, this business was not even known in Albania, yet many talented Egyptians, with Albert being one of them, left the country illegally in search of a business model. Very soon, they found their ways of bringing to their country used items that were so much in need then and even nowadays.

Albert never needed a loan until recently when he planned on expanding his business and of course earning more profit through buying/selling textile raw material and fabrics and also household appliances this time.

Albert thanks VisionFund Albania’s staff for the good work they have been doing at reaching out and helping the vulnerable community, and also Kiva for giving them the opportunity to raise money through its lenders.

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