Felleze is in her mid forties and has three children: 21, 15 and 9 years old. All of them are attending school. Being a single mother hasn’t been very easy at all. Her family lives in the southeastern part of Albania where Felleze raises animals and sells milk, butter and cheese. She is very good at making delicious dairy products and has established a good clientele these past six years that she has been involved in this activity.
Felleze now is requesting a Kiva loan via VisionFund Albania to purchase one more cow that will help her grow her business and increase her profit.
Felleze hopes that she will get some understanding from lenders and wants to thank them in advance. She has had two loans prior to this one. She has repaid them successfully and she promises that she will do the same thing with this loan – she will pay it off on time.
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.