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Gorica lives in a Serbian community in Kosovo. She is married and has two adult children. Gorica and her husband have operated a food shop business for more than 20 years in their community. They started with a small food shop and they have now managed to expand it. In addition to the Serbian community, Gorica and her husband serve Albanians and other communities living in Kosovo.

Gorica is requesting this loan in order to buy foodstuffs for her market in order to better meet the needs of her customers from all communities in her village. She hopes that the loan will assist her in increasing the size of her shop and improving her living conditions. Gorica's goal is to expand her business and to involve her children. She is very happy for the financial support that KIVA lenders give her, because this way she is certain of making progress in her work.

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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
  • 25
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    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 $1,900 helped Gorica to buy foodstuffs for her market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 24, 2012
Aug 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014