For the past ten years Marte has owned two milking cows. Like so many other farmers in this region who sell in the city, every morning Marte arises very early, pays for transportation and sells milk in the city’s streets to earn a profit of not more than $5.
She is now requesting a loan to repair her stable. Knowing that this is a Kiva loan, she wants to thank all lenders and ensure them that she will repay on time.
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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