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Hava is a member of the vulnerable ethnic-Egyptian community who lives in southeastern Albania. She is very poor, which in her country means she makes no more than $2/day. She needs this loan to make some basic home improvements and is almost begging for your financial help. She is the widowed mother of three who works as a cleaner on different days of the week. Here it is what she said during the interview with the branch assistant: “I have been trying to get out of poverty, yet at no avail even though I have worked hard and have done my very best to find another labor job that would offer more money.”

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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
  • 9
    View loans »
    Albania Loans Fundraising
  • $3,224,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 101.5
    Albania Leke (ALL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Hava to make basic home repairs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2014
Mar 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2016