Ded, who lives in the northern Albania with his family, is 52 years old and a father of three school-aged children, ranging in age from 15 to 19.
For the past 12 years, Ded has been raising livestock and has been selling milk and baby animals to locals. He’s been happy with the income he has been earning from it. Even though he has been the only one to bring money home, he has managed to feed and educate his children, something that he is proud of.
Ded wants to repair his stable, and this is why he is requesting a loan that is the first one for him. Kindly note that winter has started already in the region, and he has been worried about his animals sleeping in bad conditions.
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.