Ylli is a 30-year-old single man who lives with his father in a town in southeastern Albania; his mother passed away long ago, leaving him at a very young age. He has got plans; he wants to get married soon. But before that, he needs some money to stock up on inventory items for his little bar-caffe restaurant that he has been operating for almost a year now.
Ylli has been experiencing good profitability from his business and wants to expand his services by offering more items on the menu. In order to achieve this, he requests a loan of 100,000 Albanian Lek. He is hoping that lenders will show some understanding in this matter and assist him financially.
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.