Ganxhe’s permanent residence has always been in a little town in Northern Albania. She is single, in her forties and highly educated. However, she never found a job in her field and she has been involved in the livestock and poultry business for a long time now.
She has turkeys and cows and sells milk, calves and small baby turkeys. This business has proved to be successful and equally enjoyable. She has been able to establish a strong clientele within her district. Being aware of the demands for what she offers and seeing the positive results of her work, she planned to expand.
Ganxhe started to build a stable and a hutch recently, with the intention of having all of her animals fit nicely within it. However, at the first stages of building she realized that she was a little short on money and this made her to apply for a loan through VisionFund Albania.
She has no doubt that with the amount of loan she is requesting she will be able to finish off the building. She is also responsible and her confidence in paying off the loan remains high.
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.