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Flurije is 45 years old and has two children, ages 13 and 15 years old. She lives in the Roma community of Kosovo. The Roma community in the Balkan region is extremely poverty-ridden and every day more people are working hard for the improvement of their lives. Flurije and her family live in these very poor conditions.

Flurije suffers from chronic headaches due to these conditions. Her house does not possess the elementary basic things, making life difficult for them. Based on the picture, it appears that her stove for cooking is even located outside of the house. She is now requesting a loan of 600 Euros to make a small kitchen and to buy some kitchen tools and supplies.

She hopes that in this way it will improve her family’s life. She is very happy for this opportunity!

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Kosovo

  • $7,600
    Average annual income
  • 6
    View loans »
    Kosovo Loans Fundraising
  • $1,830,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 0.8
    Euro (EUR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Flurije to make a small kitchen and to buy some kitchen tools and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 7, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014