Drane is 44-years old and married. She has five children ranging in age from 23 to 13-years old and all of them attend school. She has been the sole financial support for the family for the past five years. It hasn’t been easy at all for Drane, yet, the profits she has made somehow makes up for all her struggles, she claims. Through it, she has been able to feed her family.
Drane has been in the livestock business for the past five years and is now planning to buy more cows to increase the milk production. This is the reason she is requesting a Kiva loan in the hopes that she will get financial help from lenders. For this, she thanks them all in advance.
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.