Mrika is fifty four years old and lives in northern Albania. She is best known for her homemade delicious cow cheese.
She started a livestock business about ten years ago and the business has been going very well according to her. “I love animals and I take great care of them. I have goats, sheep, cows and pigs. We live in the mountains and there is nothing else we can do, other than livestock. I make and sell cheese/cottage cheese and salty butter and also sell piglets, baby calves and lambs. This activity can generate a good income depending on how much you want to expand,” Mrika said.
Mrika wants to buy two dairy cows with this loan.
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.