Lirije wants to buy a dairy cow and she is requesting an amount of 250,000 Albanian Lek to achieve this; this will be her first loan.
Lirije and her family live in the southeastern part of the country in a village where poverty is evident; a majority of them fall below the poverty level.
Lirije’s son has been going to Greece for seasonal work for the past years in an attempt to increase the family’s income. In addition, her family has been running a little livestock type of activity for the past almost ten years and has been selling the raw milk to the locals in the surrounding areas.
Lirije would like to deliver appreciation to the lenders in advance and wish them the best for this year :)
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.