Marte is the 40-year-old mother of four children, who are attending public school.
She wants to buy a milk cow with your help to secure dairy for her family. “It has been very difficult not being able to supply my family with dairy," Marte said, "when dairy is considered the very staple food everywhere in the rural Albania. But I had no money to buy one. So here and there I would buy from those who sold dairy.”
This is her first loan. She is a villager living in our newest area of service, the very northern Albania. These farmers up until a month ago had help from no other microfinance institutions, and they are thrilled that finally they can be served as well.
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.