Nazmi is a 47-year-old married father with a 22-year-old son. He lives with his family in a rural picturesque village of central Albania. For the past 17 years, Nazmi has been involved in the livestock business, raising goats and cows. He also makes and sells goat cheese to locals and in a nearby market in a main city. According to Nazmi, the income he has been generating from his business has been good. During the summertime, he works in Greece in the construction field, and his wife and son take care of their animals while he is away.
Nazmi is requesting a 100,000 ALL loan from Albanian Lek to add some more goats to his existing herd. This is his first 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.