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Tanja is from Kosovo. She lives in a Serbian community. She is a widow and she is raising three children; the oldest is 12 and youngest 9 years old. All three of them go to school. Tanja is a regular client of KosInvest. Tanja is a hard-working woman. She works hard for her children and they are her reason to keep going. She owns a boutique for selling clothes. She has been running this business for five years.

She started with a small store selling clothes and by taking loans from KosInvest, her business has expanded, and she is planning expand it further. Tanja’s business is the main source of income for her family. She requests a loan to buy clothes for selling.

Tanja is very thankful for this help.

Her goal is to save money to ensure a better education for her children.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan will support the economic aspirations of minority people in Kosovo. Roma people and ethnic Serbians have historically faced a tremendous amount of hardship in Kosovo, and are still socioeconomically and politically vulnerable. During the 1998-1999 war, the fighting displaced 250,000 people. Among those displaced were an estimated 80-90% of the region’s Roma population. Today, Roma and ethnic Serbians living in Kosovo still face discrimination and are excluded from many aspects of society, including fair political representation and high rates of unemployment. By supporting this loan you are helping provide opportunity to marginalized populations.

About KosInvest

KosInvest is a micro-enterprise development organization that provides loans to help people in rural Kosovo generate more income and improve their living conditions. It offers a wide range of loan products, from loans tailored to micro and small enterprises to loans designed to help women-headed households.

About Kosovo

  • $7,600
    Average annual income
  • 1
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    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,785,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,425 helped Tanja to buy clothes for selling.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014