Artan is a 34-year-old married Egyptian Albanian and has two children. Artan has been operating his pig farming business with the help of his father for the past four years in the rural area of a major city where he and his family reside. “I just love what I do. With the climate in our region being cool in the summer, pigs won’t need any access to a wallow. They have a limited tolerance to high temperatures and heat stress which can lead them to death. Thus, my friendly animal nature combined with the proper climate, have made it possible for me to have success with this activity. And of course, with my father’s help as well,” Artan said smiling.
He needs Kiva lenders’ help to build a stable for his pigs and he remains positive that they will help him financially.
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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.