Eqerem is married and has two children. He wants to buy onion and potato seeds. Agriculture is his main activity and he’s got some sheep too. The region where he lives is well known for the largest production of white potatoes and red onions and of the best quality.
A bit about Eqrem’s village: it is a field area and according to the archeologist, it dates 6000 years back before Christ era. There have been discovered tools made of bones, stones and flint. There have been discovered also dishes made of clay and ceramic. It is believed that this village is the oldest habitat in Albania. Some of the most common veggies grown here are wheat, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, lettuce and animal fodder.
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.