Dritan is a 37-year-old married father of a very young child. Many times in the past, he went to Greece for work.
“I enjoyed working in Greece, and I am sorry that the country is now experiencing financial difficulties. Albanians were very to have been given the opportunity to immigrate and work in Greece, because not only we secured an income by working there, but also we managed to send money over to our families and invest in Albania. Anyhow, I wish they solve their financial condition soon”.
Dritan has been selling used items to the market and now he wants to buy some more fall and winter items to resell.
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.