Fillor is married and has three children, who are 13, 10 and 3 years old. They all live in rural, southern Albania, where Fillor and his wife have been operating a livestock farm for the past seven years. According to Fillor, this activity has been going well, and they have been selling milk products to the local dairy processor. They have also being engaged in seasonal agricultural activities, such as planting onions and potatoes. The geographical location and the weather conditions in their region support these kinds of veggies, and people of this area are known for being the largest producers of potatoes and onions in Albania.
Fillor is requesting a loan now, which he will use to buy potato and onion seeds for planting.
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.