Andrea’s father passed away recently. He is requesting this loan to cover the death expenses.
Andrea has been in the agricultural industry for some time now and in addition to it, he immigrates to Greece during the summer seasons. He is 42 years old and married with two children, 10 and 2 years old. He plants and harvests wheat, beans, red onions, potatoes, corn and tomatoes. He then sells the products to the farmers’ market in a nearby city. The village where Andrea lives is situated at the foot of the mountain and has a very cold climate with snowy winters. Almost all villagers have animals at home, mostly they prefer cows and goats since the terrain supports this type of livestock.
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.