Viktor is a painter and he is requesting this loan to buy tools for his profession.
Viktor is a 50-year-old married father of one who lives in the rural, northern Albania. He earns the income for his family from the painting profession as well as agricultural products. He owns two dynym of agricultural land where he plants mostly grains such as corn, wheat, oats, beans and potatoes; in addition to all these, he plants seasonal veggies and has grapevines, plums and apple orchards. Victor’s village is built right on top of a mountain and at the foot there is a river where there is hydropower. There is beautiful scenery that make his village visited by many foreigners.
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.