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Beni sells firewood and dairy products and he has been doing this for almost five years now, after his return from Greece. He had lived there as an immigrant for a long time until the economy went downwards in that country, unfortunately.

Beni is applying for a second loan. This time it's to use for his agricultural needs, such as buying pesticides, buying fodder for his animals for the winter, preparing the soil, etc. He does all the work in collaboration with his father, who according to Beni is very strong physically.

Beni is a 30-year-old single man who lives in a rural area. His plans are to get married soon and have a family of his own

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
  • 31
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $3,025,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 105.0
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Beni to buy pesticides, fodder for the animals for the winter, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2013
Sep 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015