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Lize is in her early 50s, married, and has no children. She lives with her husband in a little village. She started practicing her agricultural activity last year, and she has been doing very well according to her.

“I plant fodder for animals, as well as grains. I don’t limit myself to planting veggies and potatoes. I sell my produce to the locals, and I have buyers who purchase large quantities of fodder. This is an activity for both me and my husband. Otherwise it would be extremely difficult and physically draining for one person,” said Lize.

Lize wants to invest in water pipes and a tank in order to water her plants.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of VisionFund Albania's new startup loan program to help entrepreneurs with limited financial possibilities to start up a new business or restart a business that was closed due to lack of working capital.

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
  • 6
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $3,213,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 104.3
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $2,900 helped Lize to purchase water pipes and a tank to make it possible to water all her crops.
74% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: