Pellumb and his family live in the south of Albania, a district known for its delicious apple fruits. He is married and has one son, 33, who is a soccer player and coach for children ages 15-16 years old.
For the past eight years, Pellumb has been planting and taking care of apple orchards. He owns a few “dynyms” of such land. Throughout the years, the growth in clientele has been at a steady pace and the results make Pellumb happy. The increase in earnings that he’s been experiencing in these recent years has made him happier :). His clients are store owners, and his products are sold within the country and also in neighboring countries.
To maintain production quantity and quality, Pellumb is seeking a Kiva loan to buy pesticides. He is hopeful that lenders will support him.
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.