Klodjan is a 23-year-old single young man living in rural southern Albania who is seeking lenders' attention. He wants to add some more goats of a good breed to his family’s existing goat herd. Klodjan’s parents have been in the animal husbandry activity since the collapse of the regime. They have been doing very well, according to them.
“Now that I am a grownup man, I thought that I could take over from my parents and be the one responsible for the whole activity. I want to reach to 100 goats, and this is my definite goal for the future. Growing up and watching my parents taking care of animals, I grew up to love animals, too, and especially goats. So all in all, I love this activity and I get so much joy from it," Klodjan ended.
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.