Fatmir is the married father of a teenage son. He has two cows and some goats. He wants to add some more goats with the money he is requesting from lenders.
In addition to selling animals and planting a high quantity of potatoes and beans, he produces dairy products and sells them to the local market of his nearby city of Elbasan. Fatmir is also a reeve, or local administrative agent, in his village and works with road maintenance.
People in his village speak very highly of him and his family and, as per their saying, he is always there for families in the village.
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.