Jani has been involved with his arboriculture (the orchard business) for the past three years, since his return from the immigration where he learned the skills for such an activity. The majority of the orchard trees are peaches; however, he is not limited and has other types as well, just in a smaller number.
Jani is requesting a loan for the very first time to add some more peach seedlings, and the amount of 100,000 Albanian Lek will help him achieve this goal. His clients at the moment include locals; however, he wants to produce more and sell in larger quantities to wholesale buyers.
Jani is married and has two children, age 10 and 7, and all of them reside in a very rural village in south central Albania.
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.