Hysni, 55, is a rural villager in central Albania. He is the father of nine children, four of them dependent children including one who is suffering from illness. Hysni and his wife have been engaged in livestock and agriculture farming as a main income source for 20 years. Hysni previously worked in the mining industry. With their current business, Hysni and his wife are able to make enough money to feed their family.
With a lack of money for their business, Hysni is applying for his third loan with VisionFund Albania. He will use this loan to buy fodder for his livestock and also enable him to stock up the feed before the winter starts. Should they save some money through their business this year, they will take the child for treatments and other therapies.
Hysni and his wife would very much appreciate lenders' kindness.
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.