Dila, who is in her early 50s, is a married parent of six children. She has been working very hard to support her family. Five of her children are in their 20s and one of them still attends school. The family lived in another northern municipality that is more rural and where they experienced many difficulties prior to moving to their current location. She has a livestock business that has been going very well, especially the past seven years. She has been selling milk and animals and has been making a good profit. Dila is borrowing 300,000 LEK through VisionFund Albania to build a new stable.
Dila has been sustaining her business activities through the past 20 years and this is only her second time requesting a loan. Dila hopes that with lenders' support, she will be able to build the stable before winter kicks in.
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.