Line, a mother of two dependent school-aged children, is 33 years old and lives in northern Albania. She is educated, yet, recently she was laid off from her position and now she is looking at building a business in livestock. She loves animals and likes making cheese, and this is the reason why she decided to pursue this option. Being aware of the demand for dairy in her region, she’s convinced that she will do well in this type of industry.
Recently, Line and her family have been relocated to a new village, and all of them live in an animal stable, which has been renovated and made more for people than animals. Living under such conditions, her priority is to improve their living with the earnings she will hopefully generate.
Line is seeking lenders' appreciation in this matter.
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.