Liljana, this thirty-year-old lady, has been recently married to her husband, who was born legally blind. “After years of dating, despite disapproval from my family, I decided to marry Besnik and I am happy I did,” Liljana said. “I feel blessed providing for him financially and looking after him as well,” she continued saying.
She works with the local government offices in a northern city where they both reside. They are planning to have children soon and they can’t hide their excitement even talking about it.
The loan of 50,000 Albanian lek they are requesting is to purchase electrical appliances for their apartment.
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.