Lindita is twenty nine years old, married, and expecting a child soon. She and her family live in the northern Albania.
Animal husbandry has been her activity for the past five years, particularly sows. Pork is the preferred meat in the northern part of the country; thus, there are always locals in search of such meat. Lindita generates a good income from this activity and, since this is the case, she wants to expand it by buying one more sow.
The loan she is requesting for this is 100,000 Albanian Lek. This is her second loan, with the previous one being successfully paid off.
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.