Lindita is a 45-year-old Egyptian married mother of one grown-up child. She and her family live in a rural village in the southern part of Albania, unlike other members of their community who for generations have been living in the suburbia of major cities.
Lindita has been selling secondhand items, particularly shoes, in the local market of a little town near their village. Even though she has been the only one to support her family financially, she proudly claims that she has been able to secure not only the basics for the family but she also has been able to earn a bit more than that.
Lindita is requesting a loan now to buy more secondhand 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.