Fatmira is requesting a loan, which she will use to repair a damaged stable.
Fatmira is 39 years old, married, and has two children who attend school. They live in the west part of northern Albania. For over 15 years, Fatmira handcrafted and sold crochets while she was a stay-at-home mom. After her children got older, (she is photographed here with one of them who is 11 years old), she went into the livestock business and has been doing very well financially since. Her husband has no occupation of his own, thus, he helps Fatmira with her activity.
With the weather getting colder in the northern region where they reside, animals need to stay warm, yet the stable Fatmira has at the moment for her own animals is in bad shape.
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.