“I plant fodder for animals, as well as grains. I don’t limit myself to planting veggies and potatoes. I sell my produce to the locals, and I have buyers who purchase large quantities of fodder. This is an activity for both me and my husband. Otherwise it would be extremely difficult and physically draining for one person,” said Lize.
Lize wants to invest in water pipes and a tank in order to water her plants.
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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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