Behar is a 33-year-old married father of a four-year-old child; he had emigrated to Greece in his early twenties and recently came back to his home village and is trying to expand the livestock activity that he started as soon as he got back. He’s been selling milk to a nearby dairy farm, and soon he plans to process the milk himself instead to make dairy products. He wants to make cottage and cheese and butter also.
Behar wants this loan to finish building the roof of the newly house that will serve as a building for the dairy farm as well; he and his family have been staying with relatives in a little one-room house for some time now until the house their house is finished and they can’t wait to move out. The amount that would help him achieve his goal would be in an amount of 150,000 Albanian Lek. Behar would be very appreciative to all lenders for the help.
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.