“They are adorable and smart animals, too. It’s easy taking care of them and there is plenty of feed for them here in the village; they can eat rotten fruits and veggies and all these wild veggies. Cows/goats/sheep are a bit more selective of their food. However, my pigs want to take showers and get their backs scratched now in the summer and I find it very cute,” is what Vitore said smiling.
Vitore is in her early sixties and is requesting a loan for the first time to build a proper stable for the pigs and piglets because currently, the one you see in the background is their stable.
In addition to her livestock activity, Vitore makes woolen carpets and rugs.
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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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