Initially, Vjollca bought a female pig, and at the moment she has four of them; this is her little activity where she generates an income. She and her son, Ledjan, in the photo, are in the business together.
Vjollca and her family are indeed poor, as you can tell by their photograph.
She is requesting a loan to add one more room to their one-room family home, which houses six people.
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Roma and Egyptian populations living in Albania are considered vulnerable from a socioeconomic perspective and this loan would be used to support them.
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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