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Burbuqe is a 34-year-old divorced mother of two children; 16 and 14. They are members of the vulnerable ethnic Egyptians and they live in the outskirts of a main city in central Albania that is inhabited only by ethnics. They live under very poor conditions and Burbuqe is one of them; the photograph of her says it all about their community’s living conditions including hygiene and nutrition. Some members have done well during these past twenty years and have moved out of their community, while others are stilll struggling in almost all areas.

Burbuqe works as a janitor in a hospital. She wants to do some home repairing with this loan that will be her first one. She is asking for your compassion and generosity.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Albania

  • $10,700
    Average annual income
  • 29
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $3,047,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 103.7
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Burbuqe to make some minor repairs to her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2013
Dec 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2015