Apostol, 27, is the father of two, a two and a half and a one year old. He has been photographed with his younger child, his daughter who was born with severe heart problems.
He needs your financial help to take his daughter to the capital city, where a team of heart specialists from Italy will examine some of the most difficult heart cases in children; his daughter has been selected as one of them. His daughter was operated on five months back, yet her condition is getting worse.
Apostol lives in a village, and his living conditions are away below the poverty level. With his wife, they practise agriculture as a source of income. They plant mainly potatoes, beans and wheat and have grapevines as well.
During the summer, Apostol goes to Greece for seasonal work, leaving behind his wife to look after the children and, of course, the agriculture.
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.