Lule wants to build a fence around her agricultural plantings, and for this she is seeking your financial help. The amount she requests is 100,000 Albanian Lek, and this will be her first loan.
Lule lives in the rural northeastern part of the country with her five children and her husband. She was left an orphan when she was just one year old after her parents were killed by the regime then, and she was raised by her uncle on her mother's side.
“I remember nothing of all the happenings. I was raised to believe that my uncle and his wife were my own parents, and they were in reality. As I grew older though, the wish of knowing or being with my biological parents grew as well. There is no picture of them which I could see; nobody took photographs back then in the villages. So, believing in God and life after death, I am left to believe that someday I will be with them and I pray for this,” Lule said, wiping her tears away.
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.