Age is 57 years old and has three children. For the past 20 years, Age and her husband Preng, who are in the photograph, have been running a beekeeping and honey production business that has turned out to be profitable.
While being interviewed, Age claimed laughing that she does it all; her husband only helps a little. They have been able to establish a good clientele in their region and that has been growing rapidly.
Age is planning to grow the business soon and to do that; she needs to invest 100,000 Albanian Lek to purchase more beehives.
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.