Mimoza is married, is in her mid thirties and has two very young children. They all live in a little village in south-central Albania.
Mimoza has been involved in the livestock industry selling milk and other dairy products to locals for the past seven something years, and has also been operating a little grocery store in their neighborhood. Her husband has been helping her out as well, because he doesn’t have a job of his own.
Mimoza now wants to buy one more cow to increase the dairy production and this is why she is requesting a Kiva loan this time. She hopes that she will receive some financial help from lenders and she is thankful to all of them.
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.