Besjan is a 25-year-old Egyptian, married man and has two children: five and two years old. Besjan and his family live in their community in a major city in central Albania. He is a hard working young man who started working at a very young age and the only financial provider for his family.
Besjan is selling used clothes, and in addition to this activity, he does other odd jobs. He has his own hardships at times, whether financial or otherwise, yet he tries to not get discouraged. He claims that their living conditions are not where they should be, and this hurts him emotionally.
Besjan is now requesting a loan of 120,000 Albanian Lek to stock up on seasonal inventory of used clothes to resell.
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.