Tereze has been practicing livestock for the past 15 years as a means of income. She is in her fifties and has three children who attend school and a husband who she has to look after since he is disabled. “Tereze is a very loving and good natured lady” were some statements from her neighbors and people in the village.
A loan of 200,000 Albanian Lek that she is requesting will help her buy some land where she can plant more crops and veggies. The sales from the agricultural produce in addition to her current livestock activities will hopefully boost her family’s income.
Tereze will be very appreciative to all lenders for their financial 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.