Ylber is requesting a loan for the first time to add more goats from a good breed to his existing herd. In the past five years, he has been selling dairy products from his goats and fresh produce harvested from the field at the local market.
Ylber is a villager who lives in south-central Albania. He does construction work in addition to his livestock/agricultural activity. “I’ve got to work. I’ve three children to feed and educate, but thank God we are doing fine. I don’t like complaining. I am forty-three years old and have still time and energy to accomplish my goals. I would like to have one hundred goats and I am working towards it.“
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.