Domenike is a 52-year-old widowed mother of four who has been running a greenhouse for long time. She was in the business with her late husband up until five years ago.
“Since he passed away, it has been difficult. We did almost everything together around the business and with him passing away I had to learn how to do it on my own. Sometimes I get physical help from my children, yet I remain the primary person to run the whole activity. I also have dairy cows and sell the raw milk to a nearby dairy farm,” said Domenike.
She wants to buy a watering pump for the greenhouse with this loan and she hopes that lenders will be kind to lend to her. Domenike resides in an institutional new area of services.
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.