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Lindita is expected to give birth to a boy very soon, within days. She has two children and is 29 years old. They all live in a village where, according to VisionFund Albania’s poverty measurement tools, the majority of people fall way under the poverty line.

“Just like so many other people who live in rural areas and practice their skills in agricultural/livestock, I do the same. There was nothing else that I could do. Besides that I’ve got no education but even if I did, the unemployment rate in Albania is high. So, I am content with what I have been pursuing so far; selling raw milk to the village dairy farm and also I sell potatoes, red onions and dried beans to wholesale buyers.” said Lindita.

Lindita is requesting a loan to build a storage room where she can store and dry the onions, potatoes and beans.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of VisionFund Albania's value chain project designed to address the needs of extremely poor clients. The project has selected 90 clients from Area Development Projects and local economic empowerment projects run by WorldVision Albania (WVA) to serve the very poor. It will focus on livestock and agriculture financing, technical assistance, entrepreneurial skills training and expanding market access for clients' products. Importantly, interest rate payments will be covered by WVA. By supporting this loan, you are providing opportunity to some of the poorest people in rural Albania who have little to no access to credit, even through basic microfinance institutions.

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
  • 14
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $3,256,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 106.6
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Lindita to build a storage room to store and dry her produce.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2013
Oct 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014