Pllumb is 30 years old and recently married. He was born with autism and due to his disability he was never given the opportunity to go to school. All these past years though he has been doing odd jobs until recently when he decided to run something on his own since he has heard from others that this activity is profitable. He wants to buy milk cows and sells their products.
To establish this sort of activity, Pllumb needs 90,000 Albanian Lek and is applying for this amount through VisionFund Albania and Kiva. He remains positive that lenders will show some understanding and lend to him and his promise to them is that he will pay it back on time.
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.