This is Loreta and her cow being photographed in front of the stable! She wants to add another cow, and she is seeking your financial help to make her goal a reality.
Loreta is 40 years old and married. She is the mother of two children: 20 and 15 years old. Agriculture/livestock is what she has been pursuing from the very beginning as a means for generating an income, just like almost every household in her village. She owns the cow in the photograph. She also plants wheat, fodder, beans and onions; she sells them dried.
Loreta’s village is an old village built in a Gothic style. It is similar to Italian vintage style with cobblestone streets dating back to the 1920s. There are five Orthodox churches. The village draws lots of visitors throughout the year.
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.