Branko has been a camera operator for the past eight years. “For someone to be a cameraman they need to be gifted first, and then have a love for people, commitment, and of course the right type of attitude,” is what Branko said.
He wants to buy some filming equipment with the loan he is requesting from Kiva lenders. Branko is a 44-year-old father of two - a daughter, 16, and a son, 10 years old - who, together with his family, immigrated to Greece and lived there for very long time. Now he is back in his homeland in a rural village in northeastern Albania and trying to do something here. “Is much better and easier in your home, I guess” Branko said.
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.