Xhevrije is a member of the Egyptian vulnerable ethnic minority community who live in a village in the northern Albania. She has been practicing livestock for the past five years. She’s got two children in their twenties and is married.
Xhevrije wants to buy a cow from a good breed and this loan of 150,000 Albanian Lek will help her do just that. Usually such cows produce 40-45 kg of milk per day with the right care and food. “I need to increase the fresh milk produce in order to provide a better to my family. For the moment though, I just want to invest only in one cow, but my plans include adding some more dairy animals in the near future,” Xhevrije stated.
Kindly note that the majority of the ethnics are concentrated in the cities and towns, and in our case here, we have an ethnic member who has decided to live in the rural in an attempt to improve her quality of life.
More information about this loan
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.