Spartak is a 25-year-old, hard-working Roma man. He is married and lives with his extended family in the suburbs. People in his community have made positive comments about him!
For the past five years, Spartak has been doing seasonal construction work in Greece, and selling used items in the local market of his city, as well. Since there was not much construction work anymore in Greece, he began to practice the trade in his home city, and he enjoys it equally. However, his attention is mostly in buying and selling second-hand items, according to him. Spartak needs a loan now, to stock up on used items 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.