Dila, a villager in her early fifties, wants to buy a cow and a calf and she needs your financial help. An amount of 250,000 Albanian Lek that she is seeking from you will be enough to achieve her goal. Agriculture/livestock has been the only source of income for their family of four including two children in their early 20s. She wants to add more animals to the herd, to increase the family's income and pay for her children's university tuition fees.
In addition to the livestock, Dila plants wheat, corn and seasonal vegetables: all of these are for family use and to feed her animals. She also makes and sells trachanas, made with dried wheat flour and yoghurt, and home-made spaghetti, called ‘jufka’in the local language, made with wheat flour, eggs and milk.
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.