Sadete is married and has three children with the oldest one being nine years old. Her family lives in a small mountain village in the central eastern part of the country. Sadete has been the only financial provider for her family for the past couple years, “and this makes it difficult most of the time, yet, it doesn’t stop me from doing what I’ve got to do”, she said.
Sadete has been in the livestock/agriculture business for the past 18 years and is happy with it. She cultivates crops, raises animals and sells dairy products to locals and dairy farms.
She is now requesting a loan to build a decent stable where both of her cows and the 12 sheep will fit in nicely. She will also build a separate space to store the animal feed. This is her second loan, with the previous one being completely paid back.
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.