Pjeter is in his mid-seventies, married and has seven grown-up children. He lives in the northern east part of the country at the moment; but he and his family lived in a rocky mountainous region before coming to their current location where life was very difficult for all of them whether financially or emotionally.
Upon their arrival in the new location, Pjeter started his own business in livestock and has been selling milk and baby calves to local markets ever since. The business has been going well, according to Pjeter, yet, he had to help his children with the profit he made, and therefore, there is not very much left for him to use to repair the damaged stable. This is the reason why he is requesting a Kiva loan now in hopes that lenders will help him out in this matter.
Pjeter has been a client of VisionFund Albania for long time now and has proved that he is a very responsible person.
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.