Engjellushe wants to repair the damaged tractor that her husband uses for their field and also uses to help others in the village. This loan will help her achieve their goal.
She is fifty and has two children in their twenties. They live in southeastern Albania and three years ago she started investing time and money in agriculture.
“So far, it hasn’t disappointed me,” she said, smiling. “I have a dairy cow as well, but this fulfills only the family needs with dairy, that’s all. I want to add some more dairy animals to sell their products and generate some income. This is my plan for the future,” Engjellushe continued.
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.