Vjollca has been in the fast food business for the past seven years. During the summertime, she takes her mobile fast food trailer to the beach, where she serves the beach goers. During the school time, she takes it to nearby schools. “It has been profitable and rewarding at the same time. This has been the only source of income for my family ever since I started it and I am content,” Vjollca told the loan officer.
Kindly note that the loan officer could not take a picture of Vjollca at her business, because she was at home when interviewed. Both of her children had the flu, and she felt that she needed to stay at home since her husband was away at that moment. Vjollca now wants to buy some necessary equipment for the fast food trailer.
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.