Lavdije is requesting a loan to buy a taxi vehicle for her husband; the one he had has broken down and cannot be fixed anymore.
Lavdije is 45 years old and has three children. She is a stay-at-home mother, and in addition she does agriculture and livestock work. Her husband has been running his taxi business and also has been working in a restaurant at the same time. They live in a village that under the communist era was considered a picturesque place to visit. What made this place a good one to visit or spend the weekends with your family for a picnic was that there are some centuries-old oak trees and beneath them, there is some water coming like a whirlpool. It was beautiful then, yet not any longer, unfortunately.
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.