Currently, Anila has three cows and has been selling cheese and butter to locals. The cheese she makes in not very salty and not very greasy either, because she takes way the fat before she makes it. Anila has a very steady clientele and many people in the region, who suffer from diabetes, prefer her cheese because it is homemade and low-fat.
Anila would like to add some more cows to her livestock with the loan she is requesting from Kiva. She wants to thank all of the lenders. This is not Anila’s first loan. It’s the fifth one, and all the previous loans have been repaid.
About VisionFund AlbaniaVisionFund 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.
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