Dielle lives in Northern Albania. She is 55 years old and married with four children between the ages of 20 and 34 years old. The youngest one is in school and all of the children live at home. Her husband doesn’t have a job of his own, but he helps Dielle. For the past three years, she has been operating a bar-cafe. One problem she faces at the moment is the lack of money to increase sales for her restaurant.
She is requesting a loan to stock up on inventory items for her business. Dielle likes her business because of the way people respond to it and the income she earns. Knowing that that her profile will be posted on Kiva for support from lenders, she would like to deliver her appreciation to them.
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.