Says Marie: “I have to wake up early in the morning and milk the animals. Then, I clean up the stable and feed them. The rest of the day, I prepare the dairy products. In the evenings I milk and feed them again. My children help me with the activities; otherwise it would be very difficult for one person doing everything, because men in this part of the country don’t do any house chores.”
Marie is now requesting this loan in order to build a new stable.
About VisionFund AlbaniaVisionFund 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.
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