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Loans from KosInvest to the Roma Community in Kosovo have helped to improve their life and business. They have provided the opportunity to improve their various businesses and create working environments.

Among the people who have benefited are Mehriban and her family.

Mehriban is 42 years old. She is married and raising six children. Mehriban spends most of her time taking care of her children and her home.

Mehriban bought a engine for the saw to help her husband with woodcutting.

For more than 30 years her husband has provided woodcutting services for heating in his community. Through his work he helps his family and gives them everything they need.

They are very happy to have the possibility of getting a loan as they have the chance to improve their living conditions and have healthy food.

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
  • 37
    View loans »
    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,948,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Mehriban to buy a engine for the saw for cutting the wood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 30, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014