Lindita is forty five years old and married. She has three children; one of them is still attending school. They live in the northwest of Albania and she is involved in two agricultural activities; one is animal husbandry and the other is planting crops and veggies.
Lindita has been practicing both of these activities for twenty-one years now, and the income she’s been generating from both has been the only one for her family. She claims that she gets help from her husband; he takes the products to the market to sell.
Lindita wants to increase the dairy products she produces, so she wants to add another dairy cow. This would be Lindita’s first loan from VisionFund Albania.
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.