Dila is a widowed mother of eleven kids and she lives in the northern part of the country. Kindly note that individuals with such a marital status in her region are not supposed to show their face in photographs and also keep their head covered with a scarf and dress in black color. That is the reason that she isn’t very visible in the photo.
For the past ten years, she has been selling the raw milk of her cows to a neighboring dairy farm. She reports that this has been her only source of income. Now Dila wants to add another milk cow to the herd and she is asking for your 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.