Zenel is a single young man who owns his own pharmacy located in a town in southeastern Albania. “I’m happy with my job because through it, I get to connect with and help people. I also like the clean and neat type of working environment. So, altogether this is the right type of the job! In my town, I am the only one who runs this activity, so I was able to get a good number of clients to begin with. Having no competition, it made it easier for me in the beginning to attract clients, but afterwards I had to be on top of my services so that I keep them happy. I guess now that they are as happy with my services as I am serving them,” Zenel stated with a smile on!
Zenel wants to stock up on pharmaceutical inventory items and this loan will enable him to achieve what he is looking for. “I wanted to say thanks in advance to all potential lenders,” Zenel said ending his interview with the loan officer.
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.