“I have been caring for them for almost seventeen years now and for sure my love for this kind of animal has grown throughout the years. My daily routine includes milking, feeding, cleaning up the stable, selling the milk and making homemade cheese. I prefer to make the cheese myself rather than selling the milk to the dairy farms. I gain more money like this,” Lule said.
Lule is married and in her mid-fifties with two grown-up children who live in the North-Western part of the country.
Lule wants to expand the existing animals’ stable and a loan of 100,000 Albanian Lek, that she is requesting from Kiva lenders, will help her achieve the goal.
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.