Adrian is in his fifties, married and has two children, both are school-aged children. They all live in the southeast part of Albania. For the past twelve something years, Adrian has been running his own restaurant café & bar. He has been the only one to provide financially for himself and his family, and it hasn’t been easy at all for him and everyone else in the family living on a very tight budget.
Adrian is applying for a loan now to stock up on inventory items for his restaurant because many local people who had immigrated to Greece during the past years have come back due to the economic crisis in that country, with the hope of establishing a life in their homeland this time. And this increased the number of visitors to his place and of course the demand for more services.
Adrian is appreciative to all Kiva lenders for their support!
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.