Ndue has been selling raw milk to a nearby dairy farm and baby calves to the local market for more than fifteen years.
Ndue is married and has five children. Regionally and religiously, families with more than three children are prevalent in northern Albania. For years, children helped in the family agricultural activities and both sides enjoyed being in the company of each other. However, in recent years things have changed a bit. Young people, especially men, go to the capital city seeking a better life. In most cases, they remain jobless for some time and their parents consider it as their duty to help the children financially. Ndue’s children though have stayed around and help in the rural activities.
Kindly note that Ndue considers this photo as something special and as he dressed up.
Ndue needs to repair the stable with this loan.
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.