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Mariglen is the husband of a young woman raised in an orphanage and a young father of two children who has been recycling plastic for long time now.
A quote from his interview with the responsible interviewing staff member:

“Being part of the vulnerable ethnic minority of Egyptian Albanians, what better can you do but recycling; the majority of us do this type of activity. After I collect the scrap plastic, I sell it to large companies who deal with recycling. To help me in my activity, I need to buy a motorbike type of conveyance that members of our community use and call it ‘tricycle’. I am the only one who works in my family. I never say ‘no’ to work; I collect scrap such as glass, paper, metal and plastic.”

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
  • 8
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $3,224,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 102.5
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mariglen to buy a "tricycle" type of vehicle that ethnic Egyptians use in Albania to transport the scrap plastic to factories.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2014
Feb 18, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2015