Agim is sixty one years old, married and have two grown children. His family lives in Albania.
Agim has been operating a livestock business for the past ten years. An animal lover, Agim has cows and sells milk to dairy farms in the region. Dairy farmers come and pick up the milk from his home and this makes it easier and cheaper for him.
This business is going well and Agim loves it too. Recently he has been thinking of growing the business; and when VFA contacted him one day asking him if he wanted to apply for a Kiva loan, he did.
Agim wants to buy a cow and in the future, with the profit from the business, build a little stable for his animals, so they don’t have to sleep outside during cold winters.
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.