Florie has just opened her bar-café which is located near a high school building of a town. So far, it has been frequented by students and teachers, and she is content with the activity and the income she’s been generating.
Florie worked for a large communication corporation until recently, when she was laid off. “I didn’t even think for a second what would I be doing next. I am 50 now, and I wanted to do something different from what I did for all these past years, and something that I would enjoy doing. And indeed, I enjoy running my own thing now,” said Florie.
Florie wants to stock up on inventory items because school is starting soon, and she needs to have inventory on hand.
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.