Vitore’s family lives on the outskirts of a little city. For the past nine years, Vitore has owned a store where she has been selling clothes. The business has been doing all right and the clientele is growing. Vitore is applying for the first time for a Kiva loan via VisionFund Albania to purchase more inventory items and she is seeking a positive reception from Kiva lenders. She will use any profits to save for her children’s education.
About VisionFund AlbaniaVisionFund 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.
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