Lindita is a 37-year-old married mother of four children who are 16, 14, 10 and 8 years old. She works in a fish factory in northern Albania and also has been running her own livestock activity for the past eight years. Lindita has requested this loan to buy a dairy cow and a calf.
The photo shows Lindita in front of the type of shed that every farmhouse has. Farmers store almost anything in such sheds from tools to agricultural produce that they use during winter times.
Kindly note that our organization recently expanded to this new area where there are 23 villages that we are glad to serve.
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.