Mirela is 28 years old and a married mother of three children aged seven, three and one.
Mirela lives with her children, husband, his siblings and her in-laws. It has long been a custom in the Albanian culture to live together and still remains so in the rural parts of the country. She works very hard beside her husband to support the family. She said that, “at times, I find it much to deal with, but I have no other choices other than to remain positive."
For the past five years, she has been involved in the livestock business.
Mirela wants 200,000 Albanian Lek to build a stable.
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.