"I enjoy cooking and serving, and running my own restaurant will be a real blessing for me," said Drane.
Drane now wants to stock up on needed items for her business and she hopes that she will get some consideration from lenders in this regard. The amount she needs is a total of 150,000 Albanian Lek.
She is 51 years old and has four children, all teenagers.
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This loan is part of VisionFund Albania's new startup loan program to help entrepreneurs with limited financial possibilities to start up a new business or restart a business that was closed due to lack of working capital.
About VisionFund AlbaniaVisionFund 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.
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