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“The potato business is beautiful and I like it," she says. "My potato produce is juicy and unlike others in the region. The size of the potatoes I produce is impressive and many buyers contact me every year to place their order. With the loan, I would like to buy some goats while I continue to operate my potato business."
Mukades is very grateful for the opportunity to apply for a start-up loan with lower interest rates and admin fees. "Whatever money I generate from the goat business will go straight to my grandchildren's education savings,” she says.
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This loan is part of VisionFund Albania's new startup loan program to help entrepreneurs with limited financial possibilities to start up a new business or restart a business that was closed due to lack of working capital.
About VisionFund AlbaniaVisionFund 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.
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