Ndrek has been caring for his pigs and sheep in the rural north for almost ten years and he considers this activity as a profitable one.
A loan of 150,000 Albanian Lek will help Ndrek to organize his animals stable; right know, all the animals live in an open concept stable, and he wants to separate the pigs from the sheep. This also will enable him to look after the animals better.
“I don’t feed them with the same food, because they are not the same. At the same time, some of them require milking like the sheep, and some don’t, like the pigs. This is why I thought of opening more room to milk the sheep and separate their food and also separate them from one another.” Ndrek said.
What you see in the background of the photo is the actual stable.
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.