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Marjana operates a grocery store in Kor├ža, the city of her residence. The loan she is requesting would be used to buy a refrigerator and add counters to the store.
She is married and has two children. While she runs the store, her husband works in the drainage boarding of the city.

For several years, the art and music remained a hereditary tradition amongst all classes, with the serenade still going strong. Every year, there is a festival of the serenade that is organized by the municipality; hundreds of people visit the city to watch this festive activity. Another organized festival is that of Santa Children who parade in the streets of the city and the main boulevard between Christmas and New Year's.

Additional Information

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
  • 29
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    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $3,047,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 102.5
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,975 helped Marjana to add to her grocery store a refrigerator and counters.
66% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: