A loan of 150,000 Albanian Lek will help Gjyste to build a stable for her animals.
Gjyste has been in the animal husbandry line of work for the past fifteen years, and this has been the only source of income for the family.
Gjyste is in her late 40’s. She is married and has three children, and all of them live in rural northern Albania. She has been left to take care of the animals, milking, feeding them, etc. However, the other members of the family have been helping out as well. Usually livestock care in the rural areas is an activity for all family members.
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.