“It snows so much in our village and our region is known for the longest and coldest winters that go up to seven months covered in snow. So, my animals cannot stay in such cold. Also, because of the bitter winters, hungry wolves come down searching for food themselves and in many occasions they have grabbed our neighbors’ goats. I don’t want this to happen to mine,” said Space.
Space is a father of ten children who for the past almost twenty years have been operating his livestock activity. He is happy he has this because it has been the only source of income for his large family.
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This loan is part of VisionFund Albania's new startup loan program to help entrepreneurs with limited financial possibilities to start up a new business or restart a business that was closed due to lack of working capital.
About VisionFund AlbaniaVisionFund 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.
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