Petro is seeking your financial help to buy a dairy cow and a calf.
Petro is 37 and married, and has two children, 6 and 4. In addition to this, he has to look after his brother, who was born paralyzed.
They live in a village with beautiful scenery inside a national park; nice restaurants are built along the Shkumbini River and the national road not far from their village.
Fifteen years ago, Petro chose to pursue livestock as the only means of income. Since then, he has been selling raw milk to a nearby dairy farm. Here is what he stated during the interview: “I find it easy and manageable (to do) this type of activity while I look after my brother.”
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.