This is Hysni, who we see with this adorable baby calf and who would like to add another cow to his herd. He is requesting your financial help to make this possible. He is married and the father of two children who lives in a little town of approximately 5,500 residents. It is located one kilometer from the main city of Korca. His main source of income for the last two years has been agriculture/livestock. In addition to the two cows and a baby calf he has at the moment, he also plants wheat, corn and feed for his animals. Last year he also planted plums and apples and is waiting to harvest the very first fruits from these orchards. Hysni is described by others as very focused on his business and a person who speaks fondly of his agricultural activities.
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.