Liza is married and has seven children and all of them live in northern Albania. Until two years ago, she was a stay-at-home mom. Liza said that life for them was very difficult because her husband was the only financial provider for the family of nine. Yet, her priority until two years ago, when she started the business, was to raise the children.
Liza’s activity is pig farming and husbandry. She has been successful at it and the profit and clientele have been good as well. At the moment, Liza is requesting a loan in order to purchase large quantities of feed for animals. She would like to thank each and every lender in advance for their generosity and ensure them that she will pay the loan.
Liza’s plans for the future include a house reconstruction.
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.