Mrike wants to build a stable with the loan she is requesting this time and this will be her second loan. She has been in the livestock type of activity for over twenty years and, according to her, it has proved to be successful.
Mrike’s husband was born mute at birth and together they have four children. “My husband is mute, but he is a very hard working man; sometimes I feel he tries to compensate for other things that he can’t be of any help by working really hard and non-stopping. We work together in the livestock activity; I wouldn’t be able to do it on my own,” said Mrike to the loan officer.
Mrike has four children who still go to school.
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.