Myslim a villager and a married father of one from the southeastern part of the country. He has been in the agricultural/livestock business for almost 14 years. Myslim is requesting a loan for the first time and he will use it to buy onion seeds for planting.
Myslim says: “The season for planting has already started and I do not want to miss the opportunity. Our region is known for producing the highest quantity and the best quality of red onions in the country. If everything goes smoothly, villagers including me here can make a good income from this.”
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.