A loan of $1,875 helped to buy corn seeds for planting and pesticides for the seedlings.

Valbona's story

Valbona is a 41-year-old villager from the rural southeast whose two children are twelve and fifteen years old. Both attend the public school in their village. According to our poverty measures, almost 100% of residents in their village fall below the poverty line of $1.25/day. The majority of them can barely be eligible for a very small loan from VFA, with other financial institutions completely rejecting them. This is why VFA, in collaboration with World Vision, implemented the integrated projects in an attempt to tackle the poverty in this region. World Vision covers the interest rates on behalf of clients and VFA offers the loan and other technical help.

Valbona has been in the agricultural activity for the past six years and this loan of 200,000 Albanian lek (ALL) will help her buy corn seeds and some pesticides for the plants. She expressed to the loan officer that she is on cloud nine about the opportunity and wants to thank all parties involved in making it happen.

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