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Ahmet is a 49-year-old married Egyptian Albanian man who buys and sells scrap metal for cash. He is a married father of two school-aged children who lives with his family in a northern town with an approximate population of 10,000 inhabitants.

Not only does Ahmet collect scrap himself, but he also buys it from others, and with his vehicle (which is shown in the picture), he takes it to a city farther north where the metallurgic complex is located.

Ahmet says that he makes a good income from this activity, and that it has grown in the past few years. The loan that he is requesting now will be used to buy scrap metal to sell through his business.

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.


About Albania

  • $10,700
    Average annual income
  • 11
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $3,248,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 105.0
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Ahmed to buy scrap metal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 20, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014