Pullumbesha is an Egyptian who lives in a village in the south of Albania. She is married and has only one child. She owns a tiny one-room home as shown in the photograph. She has been described by those in the village as a loving lady and devoted Christian.
For ten years now, she has been selling her agricultural products to residents of a nearby city. Even though she plants and sells different kinds of veggies and grains, she also produces large quantities of potatoes and onions. This is because the soil is best for these items. The loan she is requesting is to buy potato and onion seeds. The best time to plant the seeds in within these two months.
More information about this loan
Roma and Egyptian populations living in Albania are considered vulnerable from a socioeconomic perspective and this loan would be used to support them.
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.