Adelina is turning fifty soon and is married with two children, twenty-two and fifteen years old. Both her children attend school. This would be Adelina's second time applying for a loan through Vision Fund Albania, yet the first time requesting financial help from Kiva's lenders.
She was the sole financial provider for her family until six years ago, when she started the livestock business and got support. She takes care of the animals, making dairy products that her husband takes to the city's market every day early in the morning.
Adelina now wants to buy one more milk cow to increase the milk production, and with the profit she plans to provide higher education for both of her children.
Adelina would like to thank everyone on Kiva 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.