Marjeta is forty-two and married. She has four children ranging in age from five to twenty years old with two of them attending school. Their family lives in the northern east part of the country where heavy snow, freezing temperatures and avalanches deteriorate the situation in the winter.
Marjeta has been selling dairy and animals for the past ten years. Now that winter is kicking in soon, she wants to build a better and bigger stable for her animals.This is the reason that she is requesting a Kiva loan through VisionFund Albania and this, will be her very first one.
Marjeta has been the only financial provider for their family of six, for the longest time now; yet, her husband has been helping her in the business and she is content these past years with the earnings and the business process in overall.
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.