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Mirela is 28 years old and a married mother of three children aged seven, three and one.
Mirela lives with her children, husband, his siblings and her in-laws. It has long been a custom in the Albanian culture to live together and still remains so in the rural parts of the country. She works very hard beside her husband to support the family. She said that, “at times, I find it much to deal with, but I have no other choices other than to remain positive."

For the past five years, she has been involved in the livestock business.

Mirela wants 200,000 Albanian Lek to build a stable.

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
  • 10
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $3,250,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 104.4
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,925 helped Mirela to build a new stable for the animals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015