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Magbule is 22 years old. She is married and has three children ranging from seven months old to 6 years old. She and her family live in unacceptable conditions in a small village in the Ashkali community.

The Ashkali community is extremely poor and subject to unhealthy conditions. Magbule cannot even afford to send her children to school, as the cost of school supplies is very high. Traditionally, some residents of this community provide transportation services using a horse. Her husband provides this service and uses his horse to transport goods within the neighborhood. This is currently the only source of income for the family, and he works hard to improve the life of his family.

Recently, they had to sell the horse that they owned in order to generate money they needed. Now, for the third time, they are asking for a loan to buy a new horse. Magbule’s goal is to improve the living conditions of her family and save money for her children’s education.

She is very happy for this help!

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
  • 2
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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 $1,250 helped Magbule to buy a new horse to provide transportation services.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
30 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014