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Update on Qamile

Qamile is a previous Kiva client who used lenders' financial help to purchase a washing machine. She is now applying for another little loan of 50,000 Albanian lek (ALL) to add a refrigerator. "Maybe this is a little thing to some people, but this is a big one for me; it's a luxury," Qamile said. "I am very happy now to have the washing machine. It made my life easier, because before I had to wash everything by hand. I can't wait to get a refrigerator to store my grandchildren's food. I want to thank everyone who supported me financially, all those kind and generous lenders that felt for me."

Previous Loan Details

Qamile is a lady from the vulnerable Egyptian community of south central Albania and she is married. She has grandchildren whom she adores, especially the little granddaughter photographed with her and her husband, Ferit. Qamile has been working as a dressmaker for the past 20 years, not only ... More from Qamile's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Albania

  • $10,700
    Average annual income
  • 31
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $3,022,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 109.0
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Qamile to purchase a refrigerator.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2013
May 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Qamile. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2012. Learn More