Lindita is forty three, married, and has two children; fourteen and two years old. Her family lives in the southeastern part of the country, right on the borders between Albania and Greece. For a long time now she has been going to Greece for seasonal work, but during this past year with the economy dropping down in that country, she considered staying in her village full time. In addition to her seasonal work, in the last three years she has been operating a dairy business that at the moment she plans to expand. Thus, she has decided to add one more milk cow to the existing herd.
Lindita expressed that she would be happier being all the time in her village with her own family, rather than going back and forth between both countries, which lately had become tiresome.
This loan would be Lindita’s third loan with the previous ones being successfully paid off. She wants to thank all lenders at Kiva for showing understanding in this matter.
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.